Chinese-owned company plans to produce rice in Mozambique

9 October 2014

A Chinese-owned company plans to develop a rice production project in an estimated 100-hectare area in the district of Liupo in Nampula, Mozambique said the head of the Quinga administrative post.

João Lino told Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias the preliminary soil studies conducted by the company had found excellent conditions for rice production as well as vegetables to supply the local market and even for export.

The company will also assemble a fleet of machines for sowing and harvesting rice, which, according to Lino, will create more job opportunities for mechanics to carry out equipment maintenance.

Quinga is a secluded area of ​​the Liupo district and, although it has excellent beaches for tourism projects, the lack of access roads prevents investment in this sector. (macauhub/MZ)