New cement plant in Mozambique expected to open in November

19 March 2012

The new cement factory under construction in the Matutuíne district of Maputo province is expected to be finished in November of this year, after construction work costing an estimated US$72 million funded by Chinese investors, according to Mozambican newspaper O País.

The newspaper said that the construction work would be speeded up in the next few days as the contractor is receiving materials from China, including machines, cement and nails.

According to the newspaper the only problem is a delay in relocating some 230 families living in the area around the future cement factory.

According to the plan for the plant the 230 families were due to be relocated by the end of last year to an area with facilities for the purpose although they have yet to be moved.

The families are concerned with the safety of houses they currently live in and one resident, Francisco Joaquim, noted that a ditch had been dug by the factory’s contractor through the gardens of some of the houses. (macauhub)