Angola: Luanda to have business information centre

27 March 2008

Luanda, Angola, 27 March – The first Business Information Centre in Angola set up by the United Nations Development Program, is due to be opened in April, the head of the project, Takao Kikuchi said in Luanda Wednesday.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Tikuchi said that the centre, created through the Angolan Business Program, would open on the first floor of the Industry Ministry.

He said that the information centre would provide library and Internet services, host business events, seminars and others, in order to make businesspeople’s access to quality and up to date business information easier.

The centre, which is funded by the UNDP and oil company Chevron, to the value of US$325,000, will be managed by Angola’s Industrial Development Institute and have the technical assistance of an international business development expert.

Tikuchi also said that the centre aimed to provide private companies and other interested parties with the skills to access more business information, in order to support the development and growth of the private sector, particularly micro, small and medium sized companies.

According to Tikuchi, the target for this first year of activity is to reach 10,000 customers or users by September and over 15,000 by December. (macauhub)