Mozambican government to create network of industrial parks and zones

9 July 2010

Chimoio, Mozambique, 9 July – The Mozambican government this year plans to launch a project to create industrial parks and zones in order to create conditions to re-launch industrial activities in the country, the Minister for Industry and Trade said in Chimoio.

At the opening of the 7th Coordinating Council of the ministry held in Cafumpe, Gondola district, in Manica province, under the theme of “new approach to the re-launch of industry,” Minister António Fernando said that the creation of industrial parks and zones also aims to prevent disorderly building of industrial projects alongside residential areas.

The first steps with a view to carrying out this initiative have already been taken. The minister noted that pilot parks had already been created in the provinces of Sofala and Tete province, specifically in the cities of Dondo and Tete, and currently other areas are being identified in district and provincial capitals.

According to Fernando, reviving the country’s industrial capacity is essential for the country to achieve its target economic and social development, which requires the creation of industrial parks and zones. (macauhub)