During his visit to Sofala, yesterday, President Filipe Nyusi officially inaugurated the Cimentos da Beira factory, worth US$42 million, in Munhava, Matope. The factory is the third of its kind in this province, joining Cimentos de Moçambique and Austral Cimentos, both in the Dondo district.

With a global production capacity of 800,000 tonnes of cement per year (110 tonnes per hour), the British/South African investment plant employs over 70 people, mostly Mozambicans.

According to the sales coordinator at Cimentos da Beira, Eriqueta Chate, the factory's main markets will be the central and northern regions of Mozambique, as well as Inhambane, in the south, and the municipality of Vilankulo, in particular.

“Of the USD $42 million, USD $6 million was invested in the construction of an electrical power substation that feeds the plant, with the remainder in the purchase of equipment and building infrastructure,” stated Eriqueta.