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FAO-MICOA-PAP/RAC

PHYSICAL PLAN - Xai-Xai IDP

reconciled with the needs and expectations of the local population so as to avoid future conflict and exploitative situations. Thirdly, the development programme should focus on local economic growth and the maximising of income and benefits from tourism for the local population. Fourthly, an institutional framework should be set up which can facilitate suitable tourism development.

The following strategies guide the Integrated Development Plan with regard to: Conservation and Sustainable Development

  • Restoration of eroded and deteriorated segments of the coastal dunes area;

  • Sustainable development of the environmentally less sensitive, physically and functionally appropriate areas and sites; and

  • Selective approach in designating development areas within the Xai-Xai to Chongoene Beach Resort segment, based on carrying capacity.

Economic Development

Creating a broader based land market; Identification and making available of developable, serviceable plots; Creating access through the construction of roads; Creating areas for economic activities such as market areas; Ensure that infrastructure is paid for by those who use it; Marketing the area to attract reputable investors; and

Commercialisation of the waterfront will generate development.

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Built Environment

  • Build on the existing character of the built-up area;

  • Accommodate the need for future growth by identifying areas for expansion;

  • Implementation of control measures to ensure high quality development;

  • Strategy of concentrated growth and growth areas nodes;

  • Defining the edges;

  • Using prime sites for the high standard developments; and

  • Stimulating mixed use and higher densities and intensities in prime localities.

The creation of a variety of tourism facilities;

The creation of diverse tourism accommodation options, such as high quality hotels, medium level family beach tourism with the development of a substantial number of complexes with (partly self-catering) bungalows/lodges, camping; and

Conflicts between various activities minimised.

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Infrastructure

  • The future infrastructure investments should, in general, serve the local population and tourism development. It is important to ensure that investors involved in tourism will carry the adequate share of costs of infrastructure development.

  • Concentration of tourist capacities in certain area will allow rational construction of adequate infrastructure (water supply network, liquid waste treatment and disposal, energy supply, feeder roads, boat landing and mooring facilities, etc).

  • The roads should be laid and constructed causing minimum damage to the fragile dunes morphology and environment, particularly by avoiding steep slopes and hilltops. In order to achieve this roads should follow the lateral valleys and the building of roads on the exposed seaward dunes should be restricted.

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