Production at Nestlé factory in Mozambique due to start in 2012

17 June 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 17 June – A factory for production of foodstuffs such as stock cubs, milk, coffee and other beverages is to be built this year in the municipality of Dondo, in Mozambique’s Sofala province by multinational food sector company Nestlé and costing around US$30 million, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

According to the director of Nestlé Moçambique, Diogo Vitória, the project for construction of this unit had been presented to and approved by the Government and the families removed from the land where the factory will be built were currently being re-located.

Without giving the number of families that would be affected, Vitória said that the process was expected to be concluded in a few months and the factory would start operating next year.

Speaking Wednesday evening at a ceremony to present new Nestlé products for Mozambique, the Minister for Industry and Trade, Armando Inroga, confirmed that the government had approved the creation of the factory as part of its policy to set up manufacturing industries in the country’s districts.

He added that the Dondo factory would be crucially important on a local level because it would provide more jobs and thus generate more income for families, as well as on a national level because the country would have more products to export.

Information from Nestlé Moçambique shows that, once it starts operating, the Dondo factory will use local raw materials and produce products to meet the needs of the national and regional markets. (macauhub)