Spain’s Mercasa to create 2,000 jobs in Angola

15 July 2009

Luanda, Angola, 15 July – Spanish company Mercasa, by 2010, will create over 2,000 jobs in Angola with the conclusion of a logistics centre that is being built in the municipality of Viana, Luanda, the company’s international director said Tuesday in Luanda.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop at the International Luanda Fair (Filda), Manuel Rodriguez said that the logistics centre had been under construction since 2006 on an area of 235 hectares.

Rodriguez also noted that in a 75 hectare area that had already been built the company would set up pavilions for wholesale markets, for perishables and frozen products, as well as for beverages.

In another area, he said, support services such as hotels, fuel stations and others would be built.

Mercasa is a state-owned Spanish company established 44 years ago and with headquarters in Madrid, and operates in the Angolan market in the provinces of Huambo, Malanje and Benguela.

Spain is a historical exhibitor at Filda and this year is taking part with 21 companies from several business sectors. (macauhub)