Angola: Endiama chief wants Japan to train staff

4 August 2008

Hamamatsu, Japan, 4 Aug – Endiama CEO Manuel Arnaldo Calado has expressed interest in getting Japanese assistance to train workers of the Angolan state-controlled diamond company.

Calado was speaking last week after a meeting in Japan with industrialist Yoshikatsu Kawashima, CEO of the eponymous business group, according to a statement from the Angolan embassy in Tokyo, cited by state news agency Angop.

The Endiama chief said Angola’s priorities with Japan lie in the areas of staff training in specialist areas including diamond polishing, jewelry, medicine, logistics and interpretation of satellite data.

Calado also said Japanese cooperation with Angola will create a mineralogy lab as well as build “long-lasting, quickly built homes”.

Based in the city of Hamamatsu, the Kawashima group comprises 40 firms and operates in the sectors of diamond trading, aluminum alloys, analysis of rare metals, real estate and hotels. (macauhub)