Chinese group Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Corp (AFECC) is set to build a hotel next to the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre, in the Mozambican capital, Maputo, according to Mozambican newspaper O País.
Costing an estimated US$250 million, this public-private partnership (PPP) funded by Chinese investors includes a five-star hotel with 290 rooms, a conference centre and a functions room with capacity for 2,000 people. It is expected to be concluded in 2015.
Mozambique’s President, Armando Guebuza Tuesday laid the first stone of the project and the Chinese ambassador to Mozambique said that the Chinese group had so far built 18 hotels and that this would be the third in Mozambique.
The Joaquim Chissano International conference Centre was inaugurated on 25 June, 2003 ahead of the 2nd Summit of Heads of State of the African Union held from 4 to 7 July of that year. (macauhub)