Angola: Uíge province to have industrial coffee complex

21 February 2008

Luanda, Angola, 8 Feb – An industrial unit for roasting, packaging and sale of coffee is to be built in this year in Angola’s Uíge province by Angolan company Procafé, the company’s director general said in Luanda Thursday.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Romualdo Traça Dias dos Santos, director-general of Procafé said that the project, expected to cost 2.2 million euros, would be built as part of a protocol signed in 2007 between his company and Germany’s International Machinery Service (IMS).

According to Dias dos Santos, the factory will resolve the problem of transport and sale of over 2,000 tons of coffee in the hands of the coffee growers of Uíge and will contribute to increased exports of the product.

The Uíge factory, which is part of a Procafé project for setting up industrial units in the biggest coffee growing areas of the country (Bengo, Kwanza Norte, Kwanza Sul and Uíge), will also have systems for storing and packaging ground coffee.

Created in 1975, Procafé is a state-owned company and did not work between 1992 and 2003, due to its destruction, during the country’s civil war, of its branches in the most productive coffee-growing provinces. (macauhub)