Portugal’s Portucel prepares to plant eucalyptus in Mozambique’s Zambézia province

16 July 2014

Portuguese pulp and paper company Portucel invested 200 million meticals to plant eucalyptus saplings in the Ilé district of Mozambique’s Zambézia province, according to daily newspaper Diário da Zambézia.

According to the newspaper the company is setting up a nursery and greenhouse for the eucalyptus saplings, which is expected to be ready by the end of this year.

Portucel, which employs over 4,000 people in the area, plants species from Brazil and South Africa.

Portucel also has plantations in Namarrói and plans to build a eucalyptus processing factory in 2025, in Malei, Namacurra.(macauhub/MZ)