Mozambique launches international public tender for construction and exploration of tourist resort

15 May 2012

Mozambique’s National Tourism Institute (Inatur) has launched an international public tender for construction and exploration of a tourist resort in the Inhassoro Area of Tourist Interest in Inhambane province, a source from the Institute told Macauhub in Maputo.

The area where the project will be located covers 1,750 hectares and has 5 kilometres of beach and is next to the Bazaruto archipelago national park, which is one of the world’s biggest diving centres, and just 30 kilometres from Inhassoro and 25 kilometres from Vilanculos, where the international airport is located.

The location is appropriate for beach tourism, water sports, big game fishing, and diving, for watching dugongs, dolphins, rays, sharks, sea turtles, and other marine species.

The source from Inatur told Macauhub that the tender is intended to find an investor with significant technical and financial capacity as the tourist resort will require investment of US$800 million and will include a casino, golf courses, gyms, business centres and hotels, amongst other facilities.

The resort will also have around 3,000 rooms and interested companies are required to put forward proposals by the second week of August. (macauhub)