Brazilian government due next week to announce companies that will build drugs factory in Mozambique

10 September 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 10 Sept – The Brazilian government is due next week to announce the names of the companies that will build a an anti-viral drugs factory in Mozambique, Rádio Moçambique reported Thursday.

The radio station cited Brazilian ambassador to Mozambique, António Souza e Silva, as saying that the Brazilian government would award the contract for construction of the factory, the cost of which will be borne by Brazil.

“We are evaluating the proposals,” the ambassador noted.

António Souza e Silva declined to give further details about the identity of the candidate companies but said that the proposals ranged from US$3 million to US$14 million.

Mozambique and Brazil agreed to build the drugs factory, which will be located in Matola, on the outskirts of Maputo, after Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made the offer on an official visit to Mozambique in 2004. (macauhub)