Tanzania and Mozambique have signed an agreement that will allow their citizens to travel back and forth without visas.

Tanzanian Home Affairs Minister Omar Ramadhan Mapuri and Mozambican Foreign Minister Alcinda Abreu signed the accord Saturday.

The visa deal will allow citizens from the two countries to travel freely across the long dreamed "Unity Bridge," just now beginning to be built over the Ruvuma River.

Officials say the bridge project, which will cost more than $20 million, will help spark economic growth and develop tourism in the region.

Some information for this report provided by AP.