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The agreement was signed on 8 December by Mozambican Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi and Chinese ambassador Su Jian, which in addition to the airport covers 100 buses, and the installation of a satellite television system in 500 Mozambican villages.
According to Baloi, The airport would improve the mobility of people and goods, and make it easier to respond to natural catastrophes in the remote Gaza province.
However, Africanews reports that the news follows only a week after BBC reported that the $200m Nacala International Airport, which was opened in 2014 and turned into an international centre for passenger distribution, was hardly being used, Mozambique has clinched yet another airport deal.
According to an article by Africanews it said that while the ‘ghost’ Nacala Airport reportedly serves 20 000 passengers of the projected 500 000 a year, “Mozambique is not deterred in its appetite for infrastructural projects.”