53rd edition of Maputo International Fair achieves its objectives

The objectives of the 53rd edition of Maputo International Fair were achieved, said the director of the event, José Jossias, giving assurances that exhibitors and visitors were in agreement with his conclusions.

Jossias said the fair served to “once again show the potential of the country,” with the presence of all its provinces and to hold various thematic seminars, “so we think we have achieved the objectives set out for this year’s edition.”

Cited by the AIM news agency, the director of the 53rd FACIM said there had been many expressions of interest from national and foreign investors in sectors such as fisheries, agriculture, industry and mineral resources.

This year’s edition of the Maputo International Fair, which ran from 28 August to 3 September, was attended by 1,975 exhibitors, 250 of which were foreign companies.

Twenty countries attended the fair – South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Angola, Belarus, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France and the Maiote Islands, India, South Korea, Thailand, China and Brazil.

On Saturday public companies Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TDM), Moçambique Celular (Mcel) and Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) signed an agreement under which they will begin to cooperate in several areas, including infrastructure sharing. (macauhub)