The use of an integrated development plan as a basis for a pro-active approach to awarding concessions;
Identification of optimal sites for different tourism facilities, such as hotels, camping and self-catering establishments;
The need for quality developments in Xai-Xai and all potential investors; and
Ecotourism which should be promoted and site's natural attributes which should be exploited.
Xai-Xai IDP – ANNEXES
Facilitation of tourism development included the issues crucial to sustainable long-term development of Xai-Xai Beach, as follows:
The importance involvement;
1.3 Training within Demonstration Activities
One of the main goals of Demonstration activities was, among others, the training of national experts in ICAM implementation. Within the framework of the Xai-Xai Beach pilot project, the training included the following components:
Preparation of the Praia Velha Detailed Plan including the new layout plan, road network, water supply and liquid waste disposal components carried out by all the national experts of the working team;
Implementation of the Detailed Plan in which the most important role played the members of the working team carrying out the leading functions in the responsible institutions in the Xai-Xai Municipality, with particular stress on the following:
Revision of awarded concessions respecting the existing legal procedure and achieving results which would be optimal for the Xai-Xai Beach community; and
Planning of the relevant infrastructure development including the technical and financial component; and
Pegging of the Detailed Plan new layout as the first step in the implementation of
the Praia Velha area development.
Taking into account bad experiences with pegging carried out formerly by local experts, the pegging of the new layout was realised as a joint venture of a renowned company from the RSA – MHP surveyors and the responsible national institution – DINAGECA.
The MHP and DINAGECA joint venture team was represented by a surveyor and a technician from both parties. The DINAGECA surveyor was fully conversant with the use of GPS in static operational mode, and state of the art GPS has progressed to the Real Time use of GPS. The appraisal of those problems and consequential solution were successful. It was also agreed that MHP’s methodology applied was efficient, rendering a fast solution to the problems encountered.
The DINAGECA technician had the opportunity to become familiar with the methods applied and on a limited basis, render assistance in placing some of the survey monuments. However, he utilised the opportunity to learn substantially about the management of labour operations to ensure the efficient completion of the project.