Mozambique: Brazil invests in professional training centre

2 April 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 2 Apr – Brazil is to invest US$5 million this year in the construction, furnishing and running of a professional training centre to allow the transfer of simple technologies to Mozambique, according to Noticias newspaper, in Maputo.

This project has come about because of cooperation between the two countries, with the sending of 16 Mozambican technical personnel to Brazil for professional training.

A Brazilian delegation, headed by ambassador, António de Sousa e Silva, was received by Work Minister, Helena Taipo, to work out the final details which will mean construction of the centre can begin this year.

Speaking to journalists at the end of the meeting, Silva said that the construction of the training centre was a decision taken by President Lula da Silva, on his last visit to Mozambique, there being similar centres in Paraguay, East Timor, Angola and Cape Verde.

António de Sousa e Silva also said that the areas of food agro-processing, to take better advantage of existing produce, bread-making, metallurgy, iron work and IT should be prioritized.

According to the director of the Ministry of Work’s Employment and Professional Training Centre, Emídio Mavila, this month the 16 technical personnel to receive specific training in Brazil for 12 months should be chosen. (macauhub)

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