Angola: Special economic area of Viana to have 70 factories

24 October 2008

Luanda, Angola, 24 Oct – The Special Economic Area (ZEE), located in the municipality of Viana, some 30 kilometres from the Angolan capital of Luanda, will have 70 factories, 11 of which are already complete, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The ZEE will have factories for the sectors of food, clothing, copper foundry, aluminium, pharmaceutical, construction materials, electricity, machinery and others.

The Special Economic Area includes two hubs, an industrial one and a retail one, a technology and convention centre and will employ around 3,000 people.

As well as industrial units, streets are being built along with water and electricity sub-stations, waste water treatment, and a water storage centre.

The overall area of the ZEE is 8,000 hectares, which will be split into 106 lots to set up the factories, which will benefit from tax breaks. (macauhub)