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Tourism on the Crusse-Jamal and Matibane beaches, in the coastal district of Mossuril in Nampula, are to register a new dynamic with the implementation of a project to build hotel infrastructure and adjunct services – which will also benefit local communities.
The project, which could cost more than €260 million, was presented a few days ago in Nacala-Porto by investors who plan to start their activities after completing all the preliminary bureaucratic and administrative procedures.
Brainchild of Mauritian businessman Amédée Darga, the initiative will transform Crusse-Jamal and Matibane beaches into the best tourist destination in the north of Mozambique – and perhaps in the whole country – because, he says, in fact, tourism is driven by beauty, and the district of Mossuril has all the potential you could wish for.
Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Exports (APIEX) delegate José Ferreira says that the project will stimulate and generate another type of tourism, and proposes coordination with the Special Economic Zone as a way of strengthening the plan.
Information in the possession of ‘Noticias’ suggests the project will start with the construction of 1,000 hotel rooms, which total rising to 5,000 rooms in the second phase.
“We won’t have cheap hotels, because they don’t produce much in terms of foreign exchange. We will have infrastructure where tourists will spend an average of around US$2,500 thousand. This is high-end tourism, including comprehensive services,” Darga adds.
The tourist undertaking includes paving access roads, building hospitals to serve tourists and local communities, and building a technical and professional training centre to train the population in different areas.
On the same occasion the social component was announced, it was revealed that the project would create around 1,000 jobs during the construction phase, and 5,500 direct and indirect jobs in the operational phase.
Water and electricity, waste management and water systems are among the features that will improve the lives of the local population, and Darga says that a market will be built, giving local producers have an opportunity to interact with tourists and managers of hotel establishments for the sale of fishery, agricultural and cultural artefacts.
The Mossuril district government is on board with the project, and urging communities to welcome the initiative and get involved in construction and technical and professional training.
The Mossuril Permanent Secretary, Alfredo Machaieie believes that the physical displacement of the local population will not be necessary, the investor ensuring that infrastructure will be developed in an organic way, with communities, tourists and hotel staff living side by side.Source: Noticias
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