Mozambican businesspeople want closer ties with multinationals
The city of Beira will this Thursday stage its second investment conference. An initiative of the Municipal Council of Beira, and guided by Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho de Rosário, the meeting is set to win domestic and international support for several initiatives. The primary emphasis is on the construction of 25,000 social housing units in the Maraza neighbourhood, where a 500 hectares of land has already been made available for the enterprise.
“We have already moved forward with the legalisation of the space as well as with the land legalisation company. The intention of this company is to ensure that landfills are carried out, that public infrastructure is built, namely roads, water, sewage and of electricity,” Mayor Daviz Simango explains.
Beira is highly vulnerable to climate change, and this will be one of the topics highlighted at the conference.
“There are now a number of infrastructure projects in progress. Let’s sit down with analysts to do flood simulations, and with engineers to commission reliable studies to help Beira withstand climate change.”
The municipality also hopes to win investment in a road giving direct access to the Port of Beira.
“Our intention is to ensure the sustainable economic development of the region and the country, and make sure that large trucks do not use the roads in our city, given that they damage the roads so much.”
One of the outcomes of the first investment conference, which took place in mid-2015, was the rehabilitation of the Chiveve River, which is helping minimise the impact of cyclical flooding in Beira.
The conference is expected to result in the signing of memoranda of understanding by various partners.
By Francisco RaivaSource: O País