joseph made  04-08-10 eddd.jpgZimbabwe is set to become a powerful ethanol production powerhouse following the successful completion of an ethanol plant in Chisumbanje with technical assistance from Brazil.

The successful completion of the ethanol production plant in Chisumbanje will soon see the product on the market.

Speaking after paying a courtesy call to the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Dr Joseph Made, Brazil’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ms Marcia Maro da Silva expressed satisfaction that the ethanol product will soon be on the Zimbabwean market.

She said the working meeting with Dr Made reviewed all the fields of cooperation between the two countries in critical areas of energy and agriculture adding that Brazil through the More Food Africa project has set aside $300 million as an initial amount to assist Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector.

Dr Made who expressed appreciation to Brazil for the $600 million ethanol plant machinery and equipment as well as the $300 million More Food Africa project, informed the Brazilian Ambassador that work has been done for the ethanol company to be granted a licence to sell the product on the market.

Cde Made also took the opportunity to congratulate Brazil for landing the Director General of the Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) post.