President of Mozambique calls for construction of international airport in Gaza

20 April 2017

The President of Mozambique called for the construction of an international airport in the southern province of Gaza, as it has the potential to boost development, particularly in the tourism sector, according to Mozambican Television (TVM).


With an estimated construction cost of US$50 million, Gaza’s international airport will have a 1600-metre runway and will be located about 17 kilometres from Xai-Xai, the provincial capital.


Filipe Nyusi also said that he had met with international investors, who he did not identify, who intend to make the region of Massingir a large tourist area in Southern Africa.


The Mozambican President also mentioned the need to create minimum conditions for aircraft to land in the rainy season, in order to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need. (macauhub)