The survey of Mozambique’s industrial base, which is intended to identify areas that require investment or support, is at the conclusion stage, the minister of Industry and Trade said recently in Maputo.
Carlos Mesquita said that this process will boost the industrial potential of the country, with a focus on some border areas, which many grains produced locally pass through on their way to market in neighbouring countries like Malawi.
“There are producers who cannot place their products on the domestic market, and we have been talking with the major national industries that use these products as raw material, so they can buy them,” he said.
The Government has recently completed a study to set up industrial parks in three provinces of the country, as an incentive to production and an opportunity to restructure the local economic sector.
The parks will be located in the districts of Moatize, in Tete, Dondo, in Sofala and Báruè, in Manica province, where industrial units will be established.
Feasibility studies for the establishment and development of other industrial parks in other parts of the country have yet to be conducted, such as in Mocuba, in Zambezia province. (macauhub)