Company from Beira, in Mozambique, builds tourist resort on Sofala beach

19 September 2013

A tourist resort will be built on Sambanzoó beach, in Mozambique’s Sofala province, by the Transportes Carlos Mesquita (TCM) group, the project’s manager said.

Jacinto Ernesto said that the resort was the first facility of its kind in the region and would be built in two stages at an estimated cost of US$2.5 million on a 10 hectare plot. He added it would have 40 houses, a conference centre, a sports field and buildings for supporting services.

Once the next rainy season is over, in April 2014 construction of roads and earthworks is due to begin after families that live on the land are re-housed this year, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

Given current difficulties accessing the area, the project’s promoters also plan to build a new branch line of the Sena railroad to allow diesel trains to travel between the city of Beira and Sambanzoó.

Initially the project will use solar panels and generators for its electricity needs, whilst it waits to be linked up to the national power grid, which is expected to happen next year. (macauhub)