Maputo Special Reserve Michelle Souto

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This presentation by Michelle Souto was delivered at the 'Concessioning tourism opportunities in conservation areas and maximising rural development' workshop, held in Maputo between 19-22 March 2012 (Day 1, Session 3, Concessions processes)

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Maputo Special Reserve Michelle Souto

  1. 1. Contents: Background: Mozambique Tourism Anchor Investment Program Investment Generation Approach (IGA) Facilitating Tourism Investment in the Maputo Elephant Reserve ‘Anchor Site’ Maputo Elephant Reserve The Tourism Investment Generation Approach Application of the IGA to the Maputo Elephant Reserve: Phase 1 & 2 - Preparing for Investment Concessioning tourism opportunities in conservation areas and maximising rural development Regional Workshop Phase 3 - Promoting the Investments Maputo, 19 March 2012 Phase 4 - Procuring the Investments World Bank Group World Bank Group THE WORLD BANK THE WORLD BANK Multilateral Investment 2 Multilateral Investment Presenter: Michelle Souto Guarantee Agency Guarantee Agency Tourism Anchor Investment Program The Investment Generation Approach Technical assistance project provided by the World Bank Group Investment Climate Advisory Services to the Government of Mozambique (MITUR). Project duration: approx. 4 years (Jan 07 – Mar 11) Investment Generation Approach aimed at: World Bank Group World Bank Group THE WORLD BANK THE WORLD BANK3 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency 4 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency The Maputo Elephant Reserve ‘Anchor Site’ Preparing for InvestmentDeclared in 1960, covers 700km². Phase 1: Scoping and DiagnosticPart of the Lubombo TFCA. Site Assessment Study confirmed the potential to attractTerrestrial landscape: grasslands, lakes, forests, investment to the Reserve’s coastal area against certain criteria:rivers and floodplains. quality of the resource base, investor demand, market access.Internationally recognized for its biodiversity value Legal Study to confirm availability of sites, review licenses and(plant endemism). procedures for investment in protected areas, and assessWildlife: elephants, hippos, crocs, antelopes, possible land use conflicts.monkeys, bird species. Identified Barriers to Investment:Marine reserve: sandy beaches, rocky bays, coral ‘Special license’ not regulated – uncertainty about procedures for awardreefs, abundant marine life. and legal statusHuman population: aprox. 1000 people practice Absence of a Concessioning Framework for investment in protected areasagriculture, fishing, livestock, collect marine and – impact on investors perception about GoM capacity to execute tenders.forest products. Lack of mechanisms to channel tourism revenues to fund conservation in protected areas. World Bank Group World Bank GroupTourism infrastructures: basic campsite. THE WORLD BANK THE WORLD BANK5 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency 6 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  2. 2. Preparing for Investment Promoting the Investments Phase 2: Opportunity Creation Phase 3: Outreach Investment Procurement Strategy to Building of a target investor list. attract quality private investment for Development of a Investment promotion Strategy. the Reserve. Production of various marketing material. 3 coastal sites – Chemucane, Participation in various conferences and events: Milibangalala, Dobela. Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Dubai 3 investor types - regional, Hospitality Investment Conference for Africa (HICA) international, national. and Indaba, South Africa. Promote the participation of local Crans-Montana Forum, Bahrain. communities in tourism and local Regular Newsletters to a database of 1200+ of socio-economic development. investors / stakeholders. Contribute to the Reserve’s World Bank Group Media campaigns. World Bank Group 7 conservation management. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency THE WORLD BANK 8 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency THE WORLD BANK Investor Site Visit to Milibangalala Site Procuring the Investments Phase 4: Procurement Launch of a competitive tender for the 3 sites: Phase 1 – Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) Phase 2 – Request for Proposal (RFP) Pre-qualification Criteria (for Chemucane): 1. Tourism brand widely recognized in the region; 2. Regional and international marketing, operational and sales capacity; 3. Top-tier rate structure; 4. Proven financial capacity; 5. Strong environmental credentials; 6. Proven track record of social responsibility; 7. Willingness to enter into a community partnership for the development and operation of Chemucane. World Bank Group World Bank Group THE WORLD BANK THE WORLD BANK 9 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency 10 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency Procuring the Investments Procuring the Investments Concessions Structure Options: Concession Components One-tiered Approach One- Concession sizes:• Direct concessions to private sector. Chemucane–810ha• Guidelines for elaboration of Community Milibangalala–3000ha Participation & Benefit Plan. Dobela–1500ha• Reduced investor’s perception of risk as concession rights derive from the State. Concession periods: Two-tiered Approach Two- Chemucane – 50 years Milibangalala & Dobela – 25 years (renewable once)• Approved by Council of Ministers. Concession Fees: Annual fixed fee (1000 MTN p/ha, aprox. 30 USD).• Concession rights granted to AZC (local community association) and MdI (State Chemucane–24.300 USD owned company). Milibangalala–90.000 USD• Concessionaries launched RFP to enter Dobela–45.000 USD World Bank Group World Bank Group THE WORLD BANK THE WORLD BANK 11 into partnerships with private operators. Multilateral Investment Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency Guarantee Agency
  3. 3. Procuring the Investments Procuring the Investments Phase 4: Procurement – Results Signature of Partnership Agreement between A Hi Zameni Chemucane and Private Operator (JVC to Construct & Operate) Chemucane eco-lodge investment: $ 3 million USD investment. 36 tourist beds eco-lodge project. Envisaged to create about 50 direct jobs. Local community is a shareholder in the business and counts with $ 1 million USD from: Grant from WB CEF(Community Enterprise Fund) – $ 500.000; World Bank Group World Bank Group Loan from ASL(Africa Safari Lodge Foundation) - $ 500.000. Multilateral Investment THE WORLD BANK Multilateral Investment THE WORLD BANK Guarantee Agency Guarantee Agency* May 11: Signature of Concession Contract between MITUR & Mozaico do IndigoAnchor Program Knowledge Management Tools Thank you!Concession Toolkit – Standardized set of procedures andtemplate documents including: Tender Dossier docs – RFP, Tender Manual of Rules and Procedures, Contracts, Evaluation Scorecards, etc. Relevant Legislation. Other resources – Reports, international guidelines and best- practice docs.Investment Generation Approach Manual – To allowgovernment to replicate the approach.Case Studies: Facilitating Tourism Investment in the Maputo Elephant Reserve World Bank Group World Bank Group Integrated resorts investment promotion Multilateral Investment THE WORLD BANK Multilateral Investment THE WORLD BANK Guarantee Agency Guarantee Agency

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