The Port of Beira – Cornelder de Mozambique – in collaboration with Mutare Dry Port held a business conference in the capital today focusing on trade facilitation initiatives that mutually benefit the two countries.
With the Port of Beira just 300 km from Forbes border post in Mutare, Zimbabwe is looking to tap into the proximity and opportunity of being a transit hub of the southern region through the Beira corridor using rail and road transport.
This will significantly reduce transportation costs of exports and imports.
Speaking on behalf of Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, Mr Kennedy Mugarisa – Director in the office of the Manicaland Minister of State – highlighted Zimbabwe’s sincerity about improving the investment climate.
Major improvements have been made to Beira Port with infrastructure such as railway being revitalised specifically for Zimbabwe making it the opportune time for extensive use of the corridor for goods coming in and out of the country, said Mr Jan De Vries, the Executive Managing Director of Beira Port.
With the centrality of Zimbabwe as the gateway in the region, the use of the Beira corridor can have a positive impact in transforming the country’s socio economic well being.