Mozambican businesspeople take part in three round tables on business in China, Singapore and Indonesia

7 July 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 7 July – A group of Mozambican businesspeople plans to take part in three round tables in china, Singapore and Indonesia, with the aim of promoting business and investment opportunities and establishing partnerships with businesspeople from those countries, a spokesperson told Macauhub.

The visit by Mozambican businesspeople to those three countries is organised by the Centre for Investment Promotion (CPI), the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MINEC), the Mozambican Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA), the Office for Accelerated Development Economic Zones (Gazeda) and by the Institute for Promotion of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Ipeme).

The spokesperson contacted by Macauhub Tuesday said that the trip by the businesspeople would be from 19 to 26 July, and that on 19 July there would be a round table meeting in Singapore, on the 21 and 22 July another would be held in Jakarta, Indonesia and on the 25 and 26 there would be a round table meeting in Beijing, China.

The meetings, the spokesperson said, would be used to promote investment opportunities in Mozambique and set up partnerships particularly in the areas of infrastructure development (roads, bridges and energy), port and airport management, civil aviation, special economic areas, tourism, water supply, fishing products, oil and gas, agriculture and agri-processing, textile and clothing industry, renewable energy, the food industry and science and technology.

China is, amongst those countries, the one that already has the most investments in Mozambique and is amongst the top ten investors in the country, particularly in the construction sector.

Chinese companies have been heavily involved in the construction and refurbishment of water supply systems of some Mozambican cities, including the capital, Maputo. (macauhub)