The Mozambican government will soon launch a tender for the construction of an airport in the city of Xai-Xai, Gaza province, said Tuesday the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of Mozambique.
Rádio Moçambique, which broadcast the statements of the deputy minister, said two companies had presented economic feasibility studies for the airport.
The city of Xai-Xai is the capital of Gaza province, located some 210 kilometres from the Mozambican capital, Maputo.
This project was reported by the Mozambican press in January 2012, mentioning that construction of the aiport would begin in the same year.
A source from the Ministry of Transport and Communications said at the time that the studies and the choice of location for the construction of the project had been made in 2011. (macauhub/MZ)