Beer maker Cervejas de Moçambique opens factory in Nampula

18 May 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 18 May – The first Mozambican beer factory to be built after the country’s independence, in 1975, in Nampula province is due to be inaugurated Tuesday, Rádio Moçambique reported.

The factory has an installed capacity of over 7.4 million crates of beer, or 480 hectolitres per year and is an investment by Cervejas de Moçambique (CdM), of US$69 million.

According to a statement from the company, the new factory will supply the northern region of Mozambique, making up for shortfalls of beer at “peak” times.

Construction work on the factory in Nampula began at the end of 2008 and it will create 200 direct jobs and a further 10,000 indirect jobs. (macauhub)