China proposes industrialisation programme for Mozambique

16 June 2016

China’s ambassador to Mozambique, Su Jian, met recently in Maputo with Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA) to assess ways of applying the programme known as “Cooperation for Productive Capacity” intended to support industrialisation in Mozambique.

“China wants Mozambique to have a string economy and this programme serves to create more jobs and technically prepare more Mozambican factory workers and it wants to contribute to the country having more infrastructure, more professional training and to find the most viable and diversified financial way of developing its economy,” the ambassador said.

Cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias, Su Jian gave assurances that the aim of the “Cooperation for Productive Capacity” programme was to boost national production, promote exports and reduce imports.

“We can take reciprocal advantage and work miracles for Mozambique to grow, as it will not only be through exploring natural resources that the economy will improve, but also through financial and economic security,” he said.

Su Jian’s visit to the CTA headquarters was part of the agreements signed by the governments of Mozambique and China on a recent visit by Mozambican president, Filipe Nyusi to China.

The president of the CTA, Rogerio Manuel announced that a delegation of 80 Chinese businesspeople was due to arrive in Maputo on 24 June for a business meeting. (macauhub/CN/MZ)

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