The project to set up a second cement factory in the industrial area of the municipality of Matola in Mozambique is now at the stage of a environmental feasibility study being carried out, said the mayor of the Matola municipal council.
According to Mozambican newspaper O País, Arão Nhancale also said that the group of Mozambican business people that would finance the project had already started importing the equipment needed at the future factory.
“It is a factory whose equipment will be driven by mills, or rather, it will operate like a milling company and will not pollute the environment," the mayor said. Nhancale, who was speaking on leaving the Matola Business Forum, also said that the project would be of advantage to the market as it would reduce the price of cement in Mozambique.
Alongside the second cement factory in Matola, there are also projects for the districts of Matutuíne and Magude, also in Maputo province, with the Magude project involving Chinese investment.