Zimbabwe and Mozambique expected to enhance trade

THE construction of a road to link Zimbabwe and Mozambique via the Sango Border Post being spearheaded by the African Development Bank is expected to enhance trade between the two countries.
Zimbabwe and Mozambique have been enjoying excellent bilateral relations which present a favourable environment for investment by corporates from the two neighbours.
The Zimbabwean embassy in Maputo, recently hosted a virtual market survey seminar of the Mozambican market where various trade opportunities were discussed.
The construction of a road to link the two countries that will run beside the existing railway line between Maputo and Zimbabwe is expected to significantly improve road connectivity between the two countries.
“Now is the time for our people to seriously exploit business opportunities in Mozambique and enhance the Second Republic’s economic diplomacy and help develop the country,” said Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Mozambique, His Excellency Retired Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba.
“For instance, vegetables like carrots and cabbages, paprika and other perishables are being imported from as far as Johannesburg which is which 1500km away yet we are a stone’s throw and are not delivering anything,” he said.
“Zimbabwe and Mozambique enjoy very excellent and stable political relations, which are a sound basis to build strong business and trade relationships going forward.”
With a population of 31 million people, which is almost double the size of Zimbabwe, the neighbouring country presents a huge market for Zimbabwean goods and services, according to ZIMTRADE.
Ambassador Nyikayaramba said Mozambique has a coastline of 2500km with beach fronts that are yet to be exploited and are ideal for investment in tourism-related businesses.