Angola to restore textile factories in Benguela and Luanda

3 August 2009

Luanda, Angola, 03 Aug – The Angolan government is in negotiations with international groups, namely from Japan, to restore textile factories África Têxtil and Satec in Benguela and Textang II in Luanda.

The information was provided by deputy Industry ministry, Kiala Gabriel, who also said that the restoration of the factories would be phased over the next four years.

The Angolan minister said that the textile sector had been paralysed for 10 years by a shortage of cotton.

“The cotton shortage has led the government to begin large-scale cotton planting and to setting up cotton processing factories,” said Kiala Gabriel.

For the period 2009-2012, the government plans to build three cotton stripping and pressing factories in the provinces of Malange, Benguela and Kwanza Sul, as well as a spinning factory also in Benguela. (macauhub)