Speaking to daily newspaper Notícias, Minister Paulo Zucula said the master plan for the project had recently been completed and that its proposal was due to be presented soon to the Council of Ministers.
The port complex is expected to cover an area of 30,000 hectares, and will have an additional area of 11,000 hectares for industrial development, as well as capacity to process 200 million tons of a variety of cargo per year.
The Techobanine region is 70 kilometres from Maputo and 20 kilometres form Ponta do Ouro, a beach area that borders South Africa.
Zucula also said that after the economic feasibility studies were concluded a public tender would be launched to draw up the project’s engineering studies.
The port of Techobanine, which is a joint project of the governments of Mozambique and Botswana with the involvement of the private sector, will, according to Minister Zucula complement similar port facilities whose capacity has been used up by the region’s traffic. (macauhub)