Luanda, Angola, 31 June – The Angolan government is set to invest US$7 million in the construction of a ceramics factory near the city of Kuito, Bié province, Angolan newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.
The paper, which cited the provincial director of Public Works and Urbanism, João Marques Bango, said that much of this sum had already been applied to acquiring equipment, while the remainder is being spent on infrastructures.
Bango added that the futures ceramics factory would produce around 1 million bricks and over 10,000 roof tiles per month and is expected to employ 45 workers directly and a further 500 indirectly.
Work on the factory began in July and is in the hands of state company Unicerâmica, which expects to finish the project in March 2007.
With the construction of this industrial unit, the reconstruction of Bié province will be speeded up and the population will also be able to buy construction materials at low prices, Bango said.
The city of Kuito had two ceramics factories which were destroyed in Angola’s civil war. (macauhub)