Japanese company plans to build textile complex in Nacala, Mozambique

11 July 2013

A Japanese company plans to build a textile complex with units for spinning, weaving and apparel manufacture, said António Alberto, the northern regional delegate of the Mozambican Cotton Institute.

The Japanese company Nitura also aims to use 4,000 hectares in the Malema district to produce the cotton needed for the textile complex to operate, Alberto told the Maputo-based daily Notícias.

The newspaper reported that company representatives were in Nacala to deal with the respective administrative procedures and that the Nampula provincial government had already assured availability of the land needed.

Given that the 4,000 hectares should produce 16,000 tons of whole cottonseed per season and about 30,000 tons per year, the company has received authorisation to build a cotton ginning unit in the region.

Alberto said the Japanese company would use a production method providing two harvests per year with productivity of from 5 to 6 tons per hectare. A dam will be built to store the water needed to irrigate the cotton fields. (macauhub)