(AGI) - Maputo, Jul 7 ? Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, begins, Thursday a 24 hour visit to Mozambique, marking the a start of a four African nations tour that will take him to South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, officially has been announced here. In Mozambique, the focus will be on developing energy ties between the two countries. Data from the Mozambican Investment Promotion Center noted that bilateral trade reached in 2014-15 about USD2.4 billion while Indian investments in Mozambique are currently estimated at USD7 billion, mainly in coal and natural gas. The Indian consortium International Coal Ventures Limited (ICVL) announced recently that is to build a thermal power plant coal in this former Portuguese colony in Southern Africa of 23 million. The power plant will have an initial capacity of 200 megawatts, which may later be increased to 2000 megawatts. India's bilateral trade with Africa stands around $ 70 billion, way behind the figures of China's trade with Africa Which has now exceeded $ 200 billion. Modi will be the first Indian PM to visit Mozambique in 34 years. (AGI) .