Maputo, Mozambique, 19 Dec – Sugar production in Luabo, in the Chinde district of the central Mozambican province of Zambézia, is expected to be re-launched in 2014, following an investment of US$200 million for construction of a new factory and sugar cane plantation, the director-general of Companhia do Sena said.
Speaking to daily newspaper Notícias, Pierre Chenet also said that sugar cane nurseries had been prepared to ensure the project’s sustainability.
The factory, which is one of the largest in the country, has a number of facilities, including sports parks and conditions for raising livestock.
The director-general of Companhia de Sena told the newspaper that the company had started planting cane in Luabo and that the product, which was harvested in two campaigns, was transported to Marromeu, which was very costly.
“Initially we will increase creation of nurseries so that later we can build the new factory, which will be able to produce up to 120,000 tons of sugar per year, like the installed capacity at the Marromeu unit,” he said.
In the campaign that is due to end soon, Companhia de Sena expects to produce 70,000 tons of sugar from the 600,000 tons of cane produced in an area of 15,500 hectares. (macauhub)