A mid-level hotel and tourism training school is expected to be built in the Dondo district of Mozambique’s Sofala province, under a public-private partnership, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.
It added that the project, which has an estimated cost of US$153 million, was recently approved by the provincial government, with the introduction of some amendments recommended to the bidder, whose identity was not disclosed.
This school, which will be privately managed, will be the first such facility in Mozambique offering mid-level training, after the higher education schools of hospitality and tourism in Inhambane and Pemba, according to the director of tourism for Sofala province, Aníbal Nhampossa.
Designed to occupy an area of 4 hectares, the project includes a focus on academic training with nine classrooms, housing, a hotel, nine conference rooms, amongst other facilities, as well as technical training.
The President of the Municipal Council of Dondo, Castigo Chiutar, said the municipality, which is 30 kilometres from the city of Beira, is prepared to host the project in terms of physical space and to supply a workforce. (macauhub/MZ)