Maputo, Mozambique, 14 June – Portuguese company Plasteuropa plans to build a factory to manufacture plastic packaging in the industrial area of the city of Matola in the southern Mozambican province of Maputo, said Pedro Mendes, of the Commercial department of the Mozambican branch of Plasteuropa.
Speaking to Mozambican news agency AIM, Mendes said that the factory would be built where a warehouse to distribute packaging manufactured in Portugal now stands.
According to Mendes the project to build the packaging factory in Mozambique is expected to cost US$1.1 million.
“The project has been approved by the Centre for Investment Promotion and we are now importing the machines to launch production. The machines are due to arrive this month and packaging will start being manufactured by next August,” he said.
Plasteuropa has four factories in Portugal and its factory in Mozambique will be the group’s first outside Portugal.
The project will employ 30 people to produce flexible plastic packaging for vegetables, rice, pasta, frozen foods, peanuts, beans and coal, as well as standard plastic bags. (macauhub)