Japan’s Nitura postpones construction of textile complex in Mozambique

18 July 2014

Japanese company Nitura announced the postponement of construction of a textile complex, with units for spinning, weaving and clothes manufacturing in the city of Nacala-Porto, in Mozambique’s Nampula province, according to Friday’s edition of Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

The newspaper said that “the postponement is, apparently, related to a lack of security in some areas of Sofala province.”

The project also included opening a cotton-based raw materials production centre, in Malema district, on a 4,000-hectare plot, a seed-cotton processing factory and a textile complex in Nacala-Porto.

Nitura planned to produce an average of 16,000 tons of cotton per harvest for manufacturing a variety of clothes that would then be sold on the European and American markets.(macauhub/MZ)