Angola: Angola to have four more German-owned ceramics factories

22 October 2008

Luanda, Angola, 22 Oct – Four ceramics factories with a capacity to produce 140,000 bricks per day are due to be built in 2009 in the Angolan provinces of Lunda-Norte, Benguela, Bié and Huíla, in a partnership between Angolan and German business-owners, Jornal de Angola reported.

With investments estimated at between US$16 and US$19 million each, the projects will each employ 120 workers and produce roof tiles and floor and wall tiles.

Adão Branco Ferreira, chairman of Branco Ferreira Management Services, representing the German side, said that the projects were at an advanced stage of implementation. In Lubango (Huíla) surveys are being carried out for installing the production quarry.

The projects outlined for Angola, according to Branco Ferreira, include a cement factory with a production capacity of 650,000 tonnes per year.

The project, worth an estimated 120 million euros, will be entirely funded by a German financial institution. (macauhub)