Mozambique launches international tender to attract high quality tourism investments

11 December 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 Dec – The Mozambican National Tourism Institute (Inatur) has launched an international public tender for construction and exploration of tourist resorts on the islands of Casuarina and Epidendron, in Zambezia province, the institute told Macauhub.

The tender launched by Inatur, an executive arm of the Tourism Ministry, is part of the programme known as “Anchor Projects” for investment in the tourism sector.

The two islands are home to native forests and are set in crystal clear waters surrounded by large coral reefs, which provide conditions for diving, whale watching and big game fishing.

The Mozambican government, with the technical support of the International Financial Corporation (IFC), of the World Bank group, came up with and designed the “Anchor Projects” for tourism investment, and the islands of Epidendron and Casuarina together with the Gilé reserve were selected to be home to those investments of no less than US$50 million.

Mozambique currently has four anchor locations for development of high quality tourism, namely Crusse/Jamal on the Nampula coast, in northern Mozambique, Gilé in Zambezia province, central-north, Inhassoro in Inhambane province in the south of the country and the Elephant reserve in Maputo province.

Tourism is one of the most important sources of income for Mozambique. (macauhub)