26 February 2012

Mozambique: Portuguese Business Delegation in Country

Maputo — Portuguese businessmen from the construction and food processing industries are visiting Mozambique to establish contacts for future commercial relations with local partners, according to the Portuguese news agency, Lusa.

The mission, organized by the Business Association of Portugal (AEP), is intended "to obtain information about the market and make contacts with Mozambican business people", according to its organizer, Alexandre Rodrigues.

The mission will be in the country until 1 March, visiting the two largest cities, Maputo and Beira, and the western province of Tete. While in Tete, they will visit the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi, and the district of Moatize, where the exploitation of massive coal reserves is under way.

This is the third Portuguese delegation to visit Mozambique this month in search of business opportunities.

At the start of the month, a mission organized by the Industrial Association of Portugal (AIP) was in the country, making contacts with potential local partners, and a second AIP delegation held, from 15-17 February a business fair (covering civil construction and real estate), and a seminar on investment in real estate.

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