Cimentos da Beira, the most recent cement producer in Mozambique, intends to export part of its production to neighboring countries, such as Zimbabwe and Malawi, in addition to supplying the domestic market, said the company's director general.

The factory, with an annual installed cement production capacity of 800,000 tons, is due to start operating later this month, after testing the substation that will guarantee the supply of electricity for the start of normal cement production and specific.

Cited by daily newspaper Notícias, from Maputo, the director general of the company, Wouter Trollip, said that the factory already has more than 40,000 tonnes of clinker in storage, in order to start cement production as soon as the electricity supply is guaranteed.

With British and South African investments of around US$45 million, through the London-based company Ambrian plc, Cimentos da Beira employs 70 workers and guarantees that it has followed internationally acceptable standards for installing filters with a high capacity for reducing dust.

Sofala province now has three cement factories, namely Cimentos de Moçambique, which has operated for many years with Portuguese investment, and the recent Austral Ciment, with Austrian capital, both located in the city of Dondo.

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