Chinese company CAMCE to build rice, maize and cotton processing factories in Mozambique

24 May 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 24 May – The China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. (CAMCE) plans to build three factories in Mozambique. One for husking rice, another for processing maize and a third for cotton, the chief executive of Sociedade de Gestão Integrada de Recursos (Sogir) said Monday in Maputo.

Felizardo Arouca, CEO of Sogir, a state company founded and 90 percent owned by the Zambezi Planning Office (Gabinete do Plano do Zambeze), told Macauhub in Maputo that the three factories, which will be built in Namacurra (Zambézia province), Ulóngue (Tete) and Guro (Manica), represented investment of US$32 million.

Arouca also told Macauhub that that funding had been provided by the Chinese government to Mozambique in the form of a loan.

The CEO of Sogir said that the rice husking factory would have a daily processing capacity of 150 tons whilst the maize and cotton processing factories would be able to process 100 tons of product per day.

Tests at the rice husking factory are due to be carried out in October or November with a view to the factory starting to operate next year. (macauhub)