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FAO-MICOA-PAP/RAC

PHYSICAL PLAN - Xai-Xai IDP

Development Cell: T5

Eastern Segment T5-2: Praia do Alho

1.

Existing Framework

1.1

Relative Locality

It abuts a beautiful lagoon that is safe for swimming and has natural areas on three sides.

1.2

Size and

Dimension

1.3

Topography

1.4

Height

1.5

Land Cover

Front section: 20.0 Back section: 51.0 Irregular topography with small section of slopes less than 25%. 0-60m

Dense vegetation except for the eastern section which is subject to severe erosion.

    • 1.6

      Orientation

    • 1.7

      Distance from

the Beachfront

Seaward and landward 0-800m

1.8

Existing Access

The existing access is via the beachfront road which is severely eroded and impassable in places.

1.9

Concessions

Several concessions have been issued for this piece of land, as described in paragraph 2.3.3.

1.10

Built Structures

A camp site and some chalets under construction, as well as ruins of

2.

‘traditional huts’ for tourists. Planning Framework

Map: Land-use

2.1

2.2 2.3

Planning Phase

Detailed planning to be done during the second phase including back section planning in the third phase.

Land Use

Front section: Hotels, bungalows and a camp site.

Density and Land Division

Front section: medium to low density hotels and bungalows; 1- 5ha stands with density of less than 20 units per hectare

Back section: Residential and Camping

Hotel Beds: 600 Camping visitors: 250 Residents/Guests: 1,500

2.4

Access

2.5

Roads and Pedestrian Network

Temporary access gained from the front road and later through lateral roads connecting backset roads.

A lateral road on the western boundary of the site is planned to connect the backset road with the beachfront. The other feeder road passes through the middle of the site.

2.6

Development Guidelines

EIA Development could follow the natural or traditional architecture.

2.7

Implementation

Implementation is only possible once the backset road has been constructed. Only concessionaires who have already submitted plans would be allowed to develop.

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