Maputo - Mozambique will assume the rotating presidency of the African Development Community (SADC) during the 32n Conference of the organisation, which will take place on 17 and 18 August in Maputo.
By 2013, the Mozambican president, Armando Guebuza, will head the Southern African regional body, in replacement of Angolan head of state, José Eduardo dos Santos.
Last week, Armando Guebuza replaced the Angolan counterpart in the leadership of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), at the summit of the organisation held in the Mozambican capital.
At the 32nd conference, the Heads of State and Government of SADC will review the master plan on the basic network sectors of transport, tourism, energy, water, weather and information and communication technologies.
The document was prepared to be discussed recently at a meeting of the ministers and officials responsible for infrastructures in SADC, held in the Angolan capital, Luanda.
The SADC member countries have a population of approximately 210 million people and a GDP of 700 billion dollars.
The SADC includes Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.