Mozambique: Mossuril may have chain of hotels with support from World Bank

1 December 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 1 Dec – The World Bank, together with Mozambique’s National Tourism Fund, is seeking investors for construction of a chain of hotels in the Crussi area, in Mossuril district, on the coast of Nampula province, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The area totals 1,800 hectares, has already been identified and according to information from the Provincial Tourism Directorate its topographic survey is currently underway, which will make it easier to assess the land and survey the needs of the population living in the area.

Located on the outskirts of the so-called special economic zone, the Crussi area will be a significant attraction.

Meanwhile other figures show that the province may receive an investment of some US$6 million to be injected into construction of hotel facilities.

In the last full financial year, investments of 412.8 million meticais were invested in construction of 11 new accommodation units, including three hotels called “Girassol”, “Executivo” and “Milénio”.

As a result of increased accommodation capacity, which now totals some 2,970 beds and 1,813 rooms, statistics point to an average of 30,000 tourists staying in Nampula province each year. (macauhub)