Italian company builds tourist accommodation on Quirimbas archipelago, Mozambique

10 January 2014

Gandelli, an Italian company with headquarters in Turin specialised in building wooden houses, is building 20 tourist accommodation units on the Quirimbas archipelago, in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, said the company’s chief executive.

Ferdinando Gandelli, the CEO of the company founded in 1912, told Mozambican news agency AIM that the wooden houses had the advantage of being quick to build and were also cool in tropical climates where temperatures are high year round.

In 2013 the Italian company set up Gandelli Moçambique, which is now responsible for building the 20 units and small reception area at a small tourist resort on the island of Medjumbe on the archipelago.

Gandelli also told AIM that the company had acquired plots of land to build houses in ahead of Anadarko Petroleum and Italy’s ENI starting commercial natural gas exploration in the Rovuma basin, also in northern Mozambique. (macauhub)