China may set up industrial parks in Mozambique

1 August 2016

China may become involved in setting up industrial parks in Mozambique to help modernise agriculture and create bases for industrialisation, said Mozambique’s deputy minister for foreign affairs and cooperation in Beijing.

State Secretary Nyeleti Mondlane was taking part in the 4th Forum for China/Africa Cooperation, held on 28-30 July in Beijing.

The gathering brought together more than 100 top African ministerial officials and sought to determine how African countries can benefit from the US$60 billion in financing placed at their disposal by Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Johannesburg Summit.

Cited by the Maputo daily Notícias, Mondlane said that in the scope of support for African agricultural modernisation and development China had pledged to implement a hundred projects in various countries and to send 30 teams of experts to the continent, besides establishing cooperation mechanisms with African agricultural research institutes.

She highlighted that the industrial parks should result in Mozambique changing from subsistence agriculture to modern, sustainable agriculture whose products can enter the commercial and industrial chain. (Macauhub/CN/MZ)