Angola: Aldeia Nova begins large scale cane sugar production

6 February 2009

Kibala, Angola, 06 Feb – The Aldeia Nova project launched a plan for over 44 thousand hectares of cane sugar planting Thursday at the Lonhe Commune (Kwanza Sul), said Angolan news agency Angop.

The project, called “Procana”, began with the planting of cane sugar on 25 thousand hectares and forecasts production of around 120 tons per hectare.

Producers will use two varieties of cane sugar from India and Uganda.

The project director, Jose Serqueira, told Angop that Procana, whose production will be guaranteed by the Brazilian company “Co-geracao”, has created 10 thousand jobs.

Procana began research at the end of 2006 with the selection of an area of 106 hectares in the town of Cela, where it set up a vivarium. The project was set up and managed by an English company.

The Aldeia Nova Project is a global project for sustainable development in Angola. (macauhub)