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A Zimbabwe government delegation headed by the governor Mashonaland Central province Martin Dinha is in Mozambique’s resource rich Tete province to explore investment opportunities, state radio reported here on Tuesday. Dinha told Radio Mozambique that his delegation was exploring areas of cooperation in the agriculture and transport sectors.
“Our delegation is governmental, but there will be another one made up of businessmen,” Dinha told the state broadcaster.
He said his province is interested in exploring agricultural opportunities due to Tete’s enormous potential, coupled with Zimbabwe’s extensive experience in using irrigation systems.
Dinha underlined the importance of the transport sector, saying that it will allow movement of goods from Zimbabwe to the port of Beira.
His local counterpart, Paulo Auade expressed the Mozambican government’s willingness to establish synergies with Zimbabwean businessmen.
“All investors have space to invest in the areas of their interest, because we have potential, as they saw in the presentation.”
“We want to see the projects of the government of this province and the Zimbabwean entrepreneurs materialized so that we can bring development to our populations,” said Auade.
Tete currently has a population estimated at 2.6 inhabitants, compared with 1.2 million in Mashonaland Central.
Tete enjoys enormous potential in agro-livestock, agro-processing, industry and trade, extractive industry, fisheries and tourism. In the agricultural sector stand out the crops of maize, sorghum, potatoes, beans, fruit and vegetables.
As far as the extractive industry is concerned, Tete has huge coal reserves.
“In Tete there are also minerals such as gold, iron, ruby and limestone,” said the governor, who also took the opportunity to present the potential of the practice of sport hunting and synergistic tourism.
The Zimbabwean delegation also learned more about the Sena railway linking the Moatize district to the Beira port in Sofala and the Nacala line connecting Tete to Nampula province with a cross-border section of Malawi.Source: APA