Mozambique to have another cement plant

23 February 2012

Maputo, Mozambique, 23 Feb – A cement plant with capacity to produce 8,000 bags or 400 tons of cement per day is being built in the Boane district of Mozambique’s Maputo province with funding from the Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (Community Development Foundation), Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The plant, the first stone of which was laid on Wednesday, is due to start production in July, according to the representative of the FDC, Ivandro Sitoe, and its construction requires investment of US$4.2 million.

“We expect to begin commercial activities as of July if everything goes as planned,” said Sitoe adding that, “everything is ready for the start of construction of the plant, with the equipment arriving and more on the way.”

Sitoe gave assurances that the factory would start operating within the expected deadline. He noted that the equipment and technology used at the plant were from India and a group of Mozambicans that would work at the plant had travelled to India to learn about the manufacturing process.

According to Notícias, this cement plant is also receiving investment from a group of Indian businesspeople.

The Community Development Foundation is a private non-profit organisation, which aims to bring together the efforts of all sectors of society in order to promote development, democracy and social justice, and in the last 15 years it ahs supported programmes in the education, health, food safety, income generation and water and sanitation sectors. (macauhub)