Maputo, Mozambique, 4 June – The production of South African sugar group Tongaat-Hulett in Mozambique is expected to increase to 300,000 tons within two years, as a result of investments in expanding its sugar cane plantations, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.
The paper added that the unit of Tongaat-Hullett in Mozambique had production of 134,000 tons in the 2009/10 campaign.
Following these investments, the group, which as well as Mozambique has operations in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland, is expected to increase its overall production to 1.9 million tons of sugar per year, as compared to 957,000 tons in 2009/2010.
Recently, the port of Maputo invested around US$14 million in a project to expand its sugar terminal with a view to increasing its capacity to handle the product. The facility is part of a programme aimed at responding to the need to transport sugar production from several countries in the region that use Maputo as their exit and entryway in the their trade relations with the world.
In Mozambique there are our units that produce sugar, specifically the Mafambisse and Marromeu factories, in Sofala province, Maragra and Xinavane, in Maputo province, the later operated by the Tongaat-Hullet group. (macauhub)