Angola: French ambassador announces investments in Huíla province

25 July 2008

Lubango, Angola, 25 July – The French ambassador in Angola, Francis Blondet, said Thursday in Lubango that his country would invest in Huíla province, in the telecommunications, agricultural, geology and mining sectors as well as in education, as part of bilateral cooperation with Angola.

Speaking to the press at the end of a meeting with Huíla’s provincial governor, Francisco José Ramos da Cruz, the diplomat said that France planned to invest in the telecommunications sector via Alcatel and Dareda, as well as in the acquisition of fertilisers for agriculture.

He also noted that French businesspeople had already shown interest in investing in several sectors in Huíla province, considering the requirements that could attract large investments by French businesspeople.

“The French government is focused on seeing Angola’s development and essentially that of the provinces, and therefore we have a vast programme, focused on the productive and economic sector,” the ambassador said. (macauhub)