Indian car manufacturer Tata to build vehicle assembly plant in Mozambique

27 May 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 27 May – Indian businesspeople plan to build a plant to assemble Tata branded vehicles in Mozambique’s Zambézia province, Mozambique’s minister for Industry and Trade, Armando Inroga said cited by Mozambican daily newspaper, Notícias.

The minister said that talks were underway and were at “a very advanced stage,” with the businesspeople and added that the government was looking into the facilities of the former Mocuba Textiles Factory, which was built after independence, to house the vehicle assembly plant.

According to preliminary information it will be possible to set up the car assembly plant in the former textile factory, as there is electricity and water available there.

Asked about when the plant would start operating, Inroga noted that there were stages that the project needed to go through but said that Indian group Tata had already sent an example of its Nano model that was currently being assessed by technical staff at the ministry, mainly to see if it is compatible with Mozambique’s roads. (macauhub)