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Dutch brewing group Heineken is to lay the foundation stone for a factory in Mozambique today, the brand has announced. The industrial unit is budgeted at 100 million dollars and could create 200 jobs, according to figures advanced in August by the Mozambican authorities.
The Heineken group is the owner of Central de Cervejas de Portugal, and the investment is planned for Bobole, Marracuene, near the Mozambican capital, Maputo. This is not the Netherlands’ only major investment in the country.
The international beer brand and the Tax Authority have negotiated a fiscal package, yet to be announced but which will include the training of Mozambican workers, to assist the project’s start-up.
The new factory was also the subject of conversations between the delegation from Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi, and the Dutch authorities during a visit to the Netherlands in May.
During the visit to the Netherlands, the Mozambican delegation also visited the headquarters of oil company Shell, the winner of the tender for the liquefaction of natural gas from the Rovuma basin in northern Mozambique, with production expected to start in 2023.Source: Lusa
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