Tourism revenue in Mozambique reached over US$85 million in the first half of the year, with the entry into the country of more than 834,000 foreign tourists, the Minister for Culture and Tourism said in Bilene, Gaza province.
Minister Silva Dunduro, in taking the floor at the first coordinating council of the institution, said that throughout 2015 the sector conducted activities that enabled the international exhibition of the country’s tourism and cultural potential, leading many tourists to visit the country and businesspeople to be interested in investing in Mozambique.
Cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, the minister noted that Mozambique was represented at Expo Milano and at the Venice Biennale, in Italy and was elected member of the executive council of the World Tourism Organization for the 2015/2019 period.
During the meeting, the approval of 89 projects valued at about US$146 million was announced, which has allowed creation of over 1,000 new jobs and approved and funded 60 small cultural projects valued at 5 million meticais.
Twenty three new hotel units started operating in Mozambique this year, with a total of 984 beds, and three hotels have been equipped as part of the “Kapulana” prroject in Guijá districts in Gaza province, Mueda, in Cabo Delgado province and Funhalouro in Inhambane province. (macauhub/MZ)