China National Materials Group (Sinoma) has opened its Dugongo Cimentos cement and clinker works in Maputo, Xinhua reports.
The Chinese state-run news agency says a Sino-Mozambican joint venture built the Dugongo Cimentos works with US$330 million of capital.
The report quotes Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi as saying at the opening ceremony last week that the works will produce 2 million tonnes of cement a year, so increasing the supply in his country, curbing inflation and reducing the cost of building infrastructure.
Mr Nyusi said the works would produce 5,000 tonnes of clinker a day, so clinker imports could be cut by 360,000 tonnes a year, saving US$54 million.
The works employ about 600 people, Xinhua quotes the president as saying.
(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):