Mozambique plans four dry ports for Manica province

Manica province, central Mozambique, could eventually have four dry ports in the near future to help decongest Beira port in neighboring Sofala province, Samuel Guisado, president of Manica Provincial Business Council, recently said in Chimoio .

He said the four ports, to be built in Inchope, Chimoio, Vanduzi and Manica, will be an important lever to boost the rapid development of Manica province, especially the future Chimoio Special Economic Zone.

The Mozambican newspaper Notícias wrote that this intention is part of the project to transform Chimoio, the capital of Manica, into a Special Economic Zone (EEZ) and was made public during a recent meeting co-organized by the Agency for the Promotion of Imports and Exports (Apiex), Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Provincial Directorate of Industry and Commerce and the Municipal Council of Chimoio.

Samuel Guisado also said that the four localities mentioned meet the strategic conditions for the establishment of dry ports, which could help to make trade in the province of Manica and neighboring countries, which have in Beira port the main port of exit and entry. of the products they export and import.

The projected dry ports for Manica province will be directly linked to national roads number 1 and 6 and the Beira-Machipanda railway line, the first being to be built on Inchope, the main road junction in the central region, where the two roads intertwine. linking the southern, central and northern regions of the country.

The dry port of Inchope, which may also be known as Inchope Inland Customs Station, will constitute an international cargo termination that could clear the concentration of containerized cargo for export and import from or from the port of Beira and the countries of in particular for Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Macauhub)