Angola: Portuguese-Angolan company to quarry sand and gravel in Bengo

11 November 2008

Caxito, Angola, 11 Nov – An industrial sandpit owned by Portuguese-Angolan mineral processing company Geomineral was inaugurated Monday, in the Boavista/Porto-Quipiri area of Dande municipality, in Angola’s Bengo provincve by provincial governor, Jorge Dombolo.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, the company’s manager for Angolan side, Mário Plácido Cirílo de Sá, said that based on the suction drainage technique the company would be able to extract and sell, gravel and clay.

With an investment of at least US$7 million, the exploration area for sand has a per hour dredging capacity of 225 cubic metres and washes the aggregate industrially.

Set up two years ago by companies Engifex (Angola) and Irmão Cavaco (Portugal), the project, inaugurated as part of the 11 November Angolan independence commemorations, employs 60 Angolans and 10 Portuguese citizens. (macauhub)