The governments of Mozambique and Malawi are preparing to build two dry ports in the Beira and Nacala corridors, in Sofala and Nampula provinces respectively. The infrastructures will be built as part of the strategies to make the Southern African Trade and Connectivity project viable, which aims for economic prosperity and the free movement of people and goods along the existing corridors.
According to information published on Monday 27 November by the newspaper Noticias, the intention was revealed by the Mozambican Minister of Transport and Communications, Mateus Magala, during a bilateral meeting with the Malawian Minister of Transport and Public Works.
According to Magala, during the working meetings, the two governments discussed the revision and full implementation of the Beira development corridor and the harmonisation of road transport procedures and operations in terms of licensing, inspection and fees.
“We are confident in the work carried out by the technical teams and convinced that the foundations have been laid for a new normal in cooperation and collaboration, from which Mozambique expects concrete results for the development of the two economies and the improvement of the lives of the communities,” he said.
Mateus Magala recalled that recently Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia signed a tripartite agreement on rail and road transport, a reaffirmation at the highest level of the three nations’ desire to revitalise the Nacala corridor.