According to a presidential media statement, the project, built at the cost of $100 million, will "adds value to the national economy, through the creation of jobs and use of national raw material".
At the ceremony, in Bobole district of Maputo province, Nyusi was accompanied by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ragendra de Sousa, and the governor of Maputo province, Raimundo Diomba,.
the brewery will have a production capacity of 0.8 million hectoliters and will brew high quality beers for the domestic market. The first bottle of beer is expected to come off the production line in the
first half of 2019.
HEINEKEN Mozambique started its activities in 2016 through a sales and marketing office, importing international beers including Heineken, Amstel, Amstel Lite and Sagres in the country to offer more choice to Mozambican consumers.
The construction of HEINEKEN's very first brewery is a major step forward for the company's presence in the country.