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Mozambique celebrated the opening of Africa’s longest suspension bridge.
The country’s President Felipe Nyusi declared the Maputo-Catembe Bridge open for traffic at an inauguration ceremony on Saturday, in the hopes that it will promote tourism in Mozambique.
The Maputo-Catembe Bridge connects the north and south banks of Maputo. It also provides a road link between Maputo and the border of South Africa, which was previously only possible by boat.
President Nyusi of Mozambique, noted the early progress made in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and reminded the international community that a new era of development had begun.
With the promotion of human rights, good governance and financing for development as key points, he called for support of the Secretary-General’s reform of the United Nations system so the Organization can be adequate to its purpose. Commending the Secretary-General’s inclusive approach, he said Member States must resolve differences for more effective cooperation.
As one of the countries most exposed to the effects of climate change, he said Mozambique continues to take measures in accordance with the Paris Agreement, devoting 25 per cent of its territory to the conservation of biodiversity, developing renewable energies in rural areas and working to ensure the protection of ecosystems and sharing of benefits. Appealing for international cooperation in sharing technological means, and reiterating the unconditional commitment of his country to the critical role of the United Nations in solving humanity’s problems, he called for continuing to be “faithful” to those ideals.
Mozambique has massive potential underpinned by its vast natural resources, which are making the country more attractive. This has been one of President Nyusi visit to France, following the invitation made by his contrepart and by French companies that are willing to invest in Mozambique. This is also the second country in Europe the President is visiting after Portugal.
Mozambique has massive potential underpinned by its vast natural resources. This has been one of President Nyusi to France, following the invitation made by his contrepart and by French companies that are willing to invest in Mozambique.
The Business opportunities in Mozambique meeting brought together public and private sectors, project developers and global financiers to discuss the opportunities for investment into Mozambique’s power sector.
Targeted sessions focusing on gas, renewable energy and regional interconnectivity provided a platform for the development of the off-taker market in support of the country’s ‘Vision 2025′ development plan.
The meeting took a closer look at the different financing models available to support industry developments and strengthen public-private partnerships, and feature case studies by implementers and their partners.