Benguela, Angola, 22 April – Industrial fruit processing company, Companhia Industrial e de Frutos de Angola (CIFAL) plans to invest over US$3 million in the recuperation of industrial facilities and plantations for pineapple production, the company’s chairman, Artur Pires said Friday.
Speaking to Angolan news agency, Angpop, Pires said that part of the investment would be made in acquiring new equipment for wine production and opening up two production lines for soft drinks and juice concentrates.
The rehabilitation of a plantation covering over 1,500 hectares to re-launch pineapple production in Bocoio municipal area, is also on the list of projects.
CIFAL, an Angolan-owned company, was set up in 1961 and its creation aimed to make use of fruit (oranges and pineapples) that were grown mainly in the region of Bocoio (Benguela) in Uige province.
CIFAL currently has 120 workers of the 400 it employed in the 1960s and 70s. (macauhub)