LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow) — Malawi Government has given a go-ahead to the Portuguese company, Mota-Engil to start constructing a $200 million dry port at Liwonde in Machinga a district in southern Malawi.
Minister of Transport and Public Works Mr Francis Kasaila told local journalists in the capital Lilongwe on Wednesday that the project will have a significant impact on the transport sector.
“We have given the company an approval to commence the construction of a dry port which will reduce the transportation costs of goods from the Port of Nacala in Mozambique by 60 percent,” he said.
He added that many people will be employed and there will be increased business opportunities through the project.
Mota-Engil Communications Consultant Mr Thomas Chafunya said the company is happy with the approval such that the project’s construction will start very soon.