(2015-07-07) The Mozambican government intends to create three ‘textile parks’ as a way of boosting the country’s cotton sector. The parks will be located in Sofala, Zambezia (Mocuba district) and Nampula (Nacala). These parks will host small industries centred around the processing and storage of cotton.
This information was released by the director of the National Institute of Cotton, Norberto Mahalambe, who also revealed that the government is currently negotiating with several investors who have expressed an interest in building and managing the facilities.
The initiative aims at “empowering the country for the consumption of domestic production and increasing the number of cotton producers.” It is also aimed at encouraging the emergence of more industries whose main raw material is cotton.