Maputo, Mozambique, 7 Sept – Mozambique’s Institute for Export Promotion (Ipex) has given awards to Companhia de Vanduze, based in Manica and Mozambique Life Tobacco, from Tete province for their economic performances in 2008.
The two companies were chosen in the categories of greatest growth rate and biggest exporter, without including Mozambique’s mega-projects.
In the mega-projects category, the first place once again went to aluminium foundry Mozal. The newcomer prize was awarded to the Malonda company, from Niassa province.
OVA Lda, a company that produces and exports coconut and sea cucumbers, Dunavant, a cotton and cotton seed exporter and the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric dam (HCB) were placed second in the categories of Greatest Growth Rate 2007/2008, Biggest Exporter in Mozambique excluding large projects in 2008 and Biggest Exporter in Mozambique amongst large projects in 2008, respectively.
Pescamar Lda took first place as best quality sector exporter, for its export of prawns to France and Portugal, and Efripel Lda took second place.
Plexus Moçambique won the prize in the agricultural sector, followed by cotton producer Companhia Nacional Algodoeira SARL.
These two companies export cotton fibre and seeds to Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, South Africa, Chile, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and other countries.
In the export of non-traditional agricultural products awards were given to Export Marketing Company Lda (first place) and Olam Moçambique Lda (second place) for the export of almond, sesame, peanut and beans to South Africa, India, Indonesia, Germany, the United Kingdom, the USA, Mexico, Japan and other countries. (macauhub)