The Minister of Transport and Communications of Mozambique, Carlos Mesquita has announced that the district of Palma, in Cabo Delgado province, in the north of the country to the south of the border with Tanzania will have a commercial port.
According to Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias the minister said the port will respond to the development of the region and the maritime shipping services along the Mozambican coast.
Mesquita, quoted by the newspaper, recalled that in addition to maritime terminals, the projects of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), underway in the north of Cabo Delgado, require large investments to develop road and air transport to the region.
The minister said the government was watching these situations closely, particularly the growth of movement at the airport of Pemba, in Mocímboa da Praia, also in Cabo Delgado province.
Mesquita recalled, however, that local development cannot just be taken on by the government and issued a challenge to economic agents and local leaders to intervene and guarantee their own place in this development process.
“We reiterate our commitment to do everything possible to ensure that the transport and communications sector will continue to be an active partner in facilitating the implementation of the established programmes, to ensure that projects for exploration and sale of LNG and its derivatives are a success,” said the minister. (macauhub).