The Government of Mozambique plans to transform the old part of the Port of Maputo into a ‘free zone’ to receive cruise ships by installing the appropriate equipment to handle ocean liners, in a bid to boost cruise tourism, Tourism Update says.
Cruise liners already call at Maputo, however, currently there are no special facilities at the port for the tourists on board. To address this, a dedicated port terminal is being built, and the project includes a restaurant for tourists, the setting up cultural ventures such as an art gallery and a club that will host jazz sessions, and other cultural events.
Authorities are also planning to improve three tourist attractions, namely, Barra, Tofinho and Tofo beaches in the southern province of Inhambane. This project will see the construction of basic facilities for tourists and the public at large.