Indian government plans to invest in rubber production in Mozambique

25 July 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 25 July – The Indian government plans to invest in building a rubber production factory in the district of Gurué, in the central Mozambican province of Zambézia, said Mozambique’s agriculture minister, José Pacheco.

The project to set up the factory has been planned for 20 years, and was affected by the 16-year civil war that ended in 1992. Now there are good prospects that it will go ahead.

According to Mozambican news agency AIM, the Indian government’s plans were announced in Gurué a few days ago by José Pacheco, who said that rubber would be produced using a tree that grows in the region.

There are around 25 hectares of rubber trees in the district and each hectare has around 2,500 plants. (macauhub)