Netherlands businesspeople interested in transport and communications in Mozambique

19 February 2014

Businesspeople from the Netherlands who are currently visiting Mozambique as part of an official mission plan to find opportunities in the transport and communications sector, the Mozambican press reported.

Led by the Netherlands’ Minister for Foreign Trade, Cooperation and Development, Lilianne Ploumen, the mission met with Mozambique’s Transport and Communications Minister, Gabriel Muthisse, who presented the main opportunities that the East African country has to offer.

“I spoke about the challenges the country is facing at the moment in terms of logistics to transport mining resources and I also mentioned the fact that Mozambique is a services and logistics market for Southern Africa,” said Muthisse.

The Mozambican minister also told the mission from the Netherlands about opportunities to invest in the ports of Maputo, Beira and Nacala, where a substantial increase in demand for services is expected over the next few years, particularly to serve countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

The mission includes 35 companies from the gas, energy and marine facilities sectors and also includes representatives of academic institutions and non-governmental organisations. (macauhub)