Angola: Teresa e Viegas company invests in fishing sector facilities

24 September 2008

Porto Amboim, Angola, 24 Sept – Angolan company Teresa e Viegas has this year invested US$800,000 in building facilities to support the fishing industry in the municipality of Porto Amboim, in Angola’s Kwanza Sul province, according to Angolan news agency ANgop.

António Agnelo dos Santos Viegas, the owner of the company, said that the investments included installing refrigeration units and two ice factories with the capacity to produce 24 tonnes of ice per day.

The project also includes installing tunnels for preparing, freezing and processing fish, which, “will make its possible to sell the fish all over the country.”

From January to June of this year, fishermen using traditional methods caught 2,936 tonnes of fish, which was a 90 percent rise on the same period of 2007. (macauhub)