Mozambique wants to support investors in rubber production

2 August 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 2 Aug – The Mozambican agriculture minister, José Pacheco, said that the Mozambican government planned to support private investors that want to re-launch rubber production in the country, after the industry was destroyed during the civil war.

During a visit to Gúruè district in Mozambique’s Zambézia province, Pacheco said that the country had the potential to produce rubber on a large scale and that its exploration could attract more investments in related areas.

According to sources close to the government the re-launch of rubber production in Gúruè may be imminent.

In July the Indian government announced it was interested in investing in rubber production in Gúruè.

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