Angola: Portuguese group to build waste recycling factories in Angola

10 July 2008

Luanda, Angola, 10 July – Two factories to recycle plastic and glass bottles, paper and cardboard will be built within the next year in the Angolan municipalities of Viana and Lobito (in Luanda and Benguela) by Portuguese group Moncartel, according to Angolan news agency Angop reported.

According to the group’s chairman, António Baptista, speaking to Angop, the project, which is expected to cost US$15 million, will directly employ 2,000 people.

The recycled materials will be able to be used in construction or exported to other countries, he said, noting the case of glass.

Baptista also announced that within 30 days construction of a first class restaurant in the city of Luanda, with a capacity for 150 diners, which is expected to cost US$1.5 million.

The group has been working in Angola for the last six years in the hotel, construction materials and food sectors. (macauhub)