Malawi President Peter Mutharika has disclosed that the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) has endorsed the Nsanje World Inland Port, saying it is a gateway to the outer world.
Speaking when he briefed the press at the end of the 34th Sadc Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Mutharika said after discussing the issue of the port at length, member States agreed that there is need to support the construction as some of them will also benefit.
“I have spoken to several heads of State within Sadc on the progress of the Nsanje World Inland
Port and I am happy they support the project,” disclosed Mutharika.
“The AU, EU and the World Bank have also expressed their willingness to support the construction of the port, which will cut by at least 60 percent the cost of importing goods into the country,” he added.
Mutharika said the project’s feasibility study is almost completed.
“This is going to be the second largest-supported project in Africa and we are confident that by the end of five years, we shall be talking about something else,” he said optimistically.
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