Governor of Huíla, Angola, considers investment in new Lubango industrial area insufficient

9 October 2009

Lubango, Angola, 9 Oct – The governor of Huíla province said Wednesday that the number of businesspeople in the province was not enough to invest in the reserve funds outlined for construction of the new Mutundo and Eywa industrial areas, on the outskirts of the city of Lubango.

Speaking at the end of a visit to the areas where fertiliser, ceramics, paint, a dry port and granite treatment factories are to be set up, Isaac dos Angos said that, based on the area available in each of the areas, the province’s business sector would not be sufficient to carry out projects to occupy the space.

Thus the governor invited national and foreign business owners to invest in the province as the provincial government had plots available for parties interested in building factories, shopping centres, hotels, granite factories and others.

Despite not giving details of the size of the plots, Anjos said that investment in this areas would give the city a new image and allow for its growth, as it would attract inhabitants from urban areas.

During his field visit, the governor visited the location of the future Southern Angola agri-livestock fair (with an area of 200 hectares), the international autodrome, Sonangol’s southern regional terminal and land for construction of the centre for rehabilitation and integration of the disabled. (macauhub)