The agro-industrial complex being built in the Chokué district of Mozambique’s Gaza province, will have capacity to process 20,000 tons of rice per year, according to daily newspaper Notícias.
The facility, the first stone of which was laid Friday, will cost an estimated US$60 million and is the result of a partnership between the governments of Mozambique and China, represented by Mozambican state stake-holding institute, Instituto de Gestão e Participação do Estado (Igepe) and the Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG).
As well as processing rice, the complex will also have capacity to preserve over 800 tons of horticultural products per year.
The grain and horticultural product processing factory is the fourth to be installed in Mozambique by the BUCG group, whose representative, Chen Daihua, pledged to share working methods and techniques with Mozambique.
“We hope that Mozambique will have more grain and horticultural processing centres, as a result of the partnership between the two countries,” said the Chinese ambassador to Mozambique, who gave assurances that state and private Chinese companies were interested in investing in Mozambique. (macauhub)