Mozambique: Indian company plans to build fertilizer factory

19 March 2008

Mumbai, India, 19 March – The Indian state-owned Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers (RCF) intends to invest US$1.9 million in Mozambique on the construction of an ammonia-urea and phosphates factory, Indian newspaper, The Financial Express, reported Tuesday.

The newspaper quoted RCF sources as saying that a team from the company travelled to Mozambique where it met with official institutions such as the South African Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Foskor.

“RCF will shortly demonstrate its interest in the construction of a factory for the production of ammonia-urea and phosphates in Mozambique, the funding structure being provided at the same time,” the company source told the newspaper.

According to the newspaper, land and infrastructures such as gas pipelines, water provision and a train line are already in place, with the phosphate rocks being bought in from Fosker and the sulphur imported and transported from the port at Matola. (macauhub)