PMI to Build Cigarette Factory in Tanzania

PMI by 2FIRSTS.ai
Feb.26
PMI to Build Cigarette Factory in Tanzania
Philip Morris International to build cigarette factory in Tanzania, purchasing 12 million kg of tobacco annually for five years.

According to Tanzanian media The Citizen, Philip Morris International (PMI) will be constructing a cigarette factory in the southern Tanzanian city of Murogoro and will purchase at least 12 million kilograms of Tanzanian tobacco annually over the next five years. It is reported that PMI had stopped purchasing tobacco from Tanzania since 2017.

 

Minister of Agriculture Hussain Bashe stated that PMI has partnered with another company in Tanzania to construct a cigarette factory, which is expected to begin operations by the end of 2024.

 

Tanzanian tobacco farmers produced 120 million kilograms of tobacco in the recent planting season. This year, they are expected to cultivate 200 million kilograms.

 

Thumbnail Source: Tanzanian Minister of Agriculture Hussein Bashe

 

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