A group of Chinese businesspeople, representing the Africa Great Wall company, plans to build a cement factory in the Cheringoma district of Mozambique’s Sofala province, according to state daily newspaper Notícias.
The paper added that an analysis of the availability of limestone in the Mazamba region was underway and that checks had already been made for commercial exploration as well as the delivery of the environmental impact study to the Ministry of Mining Resources for analysis and approval of the project.
The head of district services for Economic activities in Cheringoma, Pedro Cofe, told Notícias that everything pointed to the project being set up in that region, which is approximately 40km from the town of Inhaminga. Cofe also said that, as well as the Chinese investors, Cheringoma was also being researched by another Chinese company called BIOD, which is currently searching for limestone in Buzi region of Sofala province.
The concentration of these investors in the Cheringoma region is mainly due to the Sena railroad which travels through Inhaminga, the district capital.