Construction of $102 million airport begins in Mozambique
4 May 2011
Transport infrastructure in Mozambique is set to be boosted by news that a $102 (£61.7 million) million airport is to be built in the northern city of Nacala.
It is hoped that the new facility will help expand existing infrastructure in the African nation and attract tourists and further investment.
Deputy transport Minister Manuela Ribelo confirmed that construction has already started on the Nacala International Airport.
Nacala will serve as an export centre for neighbouring countries such as Zambia and Malawi once a railway is also built to connect them to the city, the minister explained.
Mozambique is currently focusing on improving its transport infrastructure, with a number of investments already completed at various airports across the country.
Vilankulo airport has already undergone a $10 million revamp which has seen its capacity treble.
Elsewhere, the country's busiest airport, Maputo International Airport, was boosted by a $75 million cash injection last year to accommodate 900,000 travellers annually.