Mozambique’s tourism ministry to set up website for foreign investors

14 October 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 14 Oct – Mozambique’s tourism ministry is to set up a website to allow foreign investors to submit their tourism projects from anywhere in the world, the Mozambican tourism minister said in Maputo.

Cited by newspaper O País, Fernando Sumbana said that the electronic system called Janela Única (Single Window) will initially cover five provinces, in an initial phase Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala and Cabo Delgado.

The minister, who was speaking during a meeting with the national and foreign cooperation partners, said that the sector would benefit from investments of around US$2 billion over the next 10 years, as part of the Arco Norte and Âncora projects, underway in several parts of the country.

Sumbana also said that the Arco Norte project is at an advanced stage of execution, in the north and centre of the country, and in the south of the country concessions are due to be granted on three areas for eco-tourism in the Maputo Special Reserve, specifically in Dombela, Migalala and Chimucana.

In relation to the Âncora project, the minister said that the ministry was in the final stages of granting a concession for tourism exploration, in Zambézia, which it is hoped will make the province a benchmark for national tourism. (macauhub)