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Beira (Mozambique)… where beer is cheaper than tea (despite ever-present China)

Beira, Mozambique (pexels.com, 2018)

Distinguished Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba is travelling around Continent to explore its business opportunities and investment potential.

Click or tap here to follow her journey.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kasumba, who is in Mozambique’s central city of Beira.

Kasumba’s first impression of port-city Beira was of a “cosy, spacious” city with a lot of construction and informal trading, day and night.

China has a massive influence in Beira, said Kasumba, with Chinese restaurants and resorts counting among the city’s prominent landmarks.

Love beer?

Beira is where it’s at; it's cheaper than the tea!

For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Extremely beautiful, with the best seafood!

Lee Kasumba

It’s a lot smaller than Maputo…

Lee Kasumba

You see a lot of chrome… fertilizers, tobacco… are some of the main goods being transported here…

Lee Kasumba

In 1998 this port processed 30 000 containers per year… now it processes 240 000 containers per year…

Lee Kasumba

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This article first appeared on 702 : Beira (Mozambique)… where beer is cheaper than tea (despite ever-present China)


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