50 companies to take part in Angolan mining fair

7 April 2006

Luanda, Angola, 07 April – The Angolan International Mines Fair (FIMA), due to take place in the last two weeks of April in Luanda, is expected to be attended by 50 national and international companies, the fair’s director said Thursday.

Speaking to weekly newspaper, “Agora” the director of FIMA, Vítor Hugo, said that although intended attendance was greater (almost 150 stands over two pavilions), it was more likely that 45 to 60 companies would actually attend, which would be suficiente for a fair taking place for the first time.

The aim of the fair is to highlight the existing potential, from diamond mining companies and all other minerals, precious stones and metals such as gold and silver and equipment for mining and jewelry making.

During the fair workshops will be held in which some countries will explain what they have to offer Angola’s mining market.

FIMA will run from April 27 to 30 at the Filda (Luanda International Fair) facilities and is being organized by Expo-Angola with the support of the country’s Ministry of Geology and Mining and state diamond mining company, Empresa de Diamantes de Angola (Endiama).

Hugo said that the organization of a fair of this kind was not an easy task and that, therefore, there was no forecast for turnover.

He said, however, that the fair would provide between 700 and 800 temporary jobs as the number of visitors was expected to reach around 750 per day. (macauhub)