Services to Guangzhou are being considered as Mozambique’s debt-ridden flag carrier seeks to generate more revenue.
The funds will be managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which will provide additional financing for the project in Benguela province.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in loans will be made available to Brazilian companies in areas such as renewable energy and sanitary landfills.
The move is bound to upset Beijing, which has been investing billions of dollars in Portugal in sectors from energy to banking and insurance.
Lusophone exports to China rose by almost 2 percent, while Chinese exports to the Portuguese-speaking world rose by more than 7 percent.
Marcos Galvao said that Brazil was ready to ‘move ahead’ on cooperation with Beijing in a range of fields, from education to the environment.
The Chinese-built Caculo-Cabaca Hydropower Station will be the third largest in Africa on completion and is expected to begin operations in 2026.
Hundreds of tons of rice will be distributed to nursing homes, hospitals, civil society organisations and other social institutions.