Entrepreneurs invest in tourist establishments in Mozambique’s Inhambane province

28 August 2012

About 6 million meticais have been invested to build restaurants, guest houses, pensions and other tourist establishments in Mozambique’s province of Inhambane since the beginning of the year, says provincial Tourism Director Bento Nhassengo.

Nhassengo told the Maputo-based daily Notícias that work on those establishments was in the completion phase, adding that 36.2 percent of this year’s planned investment for the sector has been applied.

He also announced that sector stakeholders are working on a promotion strategy meant to publicise tourist attractions in the province, which has more than 700 km of coastline.

The provincial departments of Tourism, Fisheries and Environmental Action and the Geography and Registry services, along with the private sector represented by the Provincial Hotel and Tourism Association and the Inhambane Hotel and Tourism School met last week to take the first steps toward preparing that strategy.

This year Inhambane province expects to receive more than 246,000 national and foreign tourists. (macauhub)