Germany invests over 7 million euros on projects in Angola

6 December 2005

Huambo, Angola, 06 Dec – The German government is investing 7.4 million euros on several projects in the Angolan provinces of Huambo, Huíla, Benguela and Kwanza-Sul, the German ambassador to Angola, Ingo Winkelmann said in Huambo Monday.

Winkelmann, speaking on a two-day working visit to Huambo, which began Sunday, said the funds were being invested as part of the program for social and professional integration of former soldiers and their dependents in the abovementioned provinces.

The program, which began three years ago and is due to conclude at the end of 2006, includes projects for repairing roads, railways, distribution and preparation of agricultural plots, with mechanical technology.

The activities are being carried out by the German Cooperation Agency
“GTZ”, which has been set up in Angola since 1996 and work together with the Angolan government.

In Huambo province, the projects are being carried out in Chipipa commune, 23 kilometers north of the provincial capital. (macauhub)