Fertiliser factory to be built in Angola to support agriculture

19 October 2009

Luanda, Angola, 19 Oct – A fertiliser factory with capacity to produce 4,000 tonnes per month is under construction in Poiares, on the outskirts of the Angolan city of Lubango, to support agriculture in the provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene.

Expected to cost US$22 million, the factory, as well as fertilisers, will produce rafia sacks to package agricultural products, as well as plastic bags for several purposes, including use as garbage bags.

The factory’s manager, Jorge Pinto said that the project would cover an area of 4 hectares that were already being prepared for work to begin.

The project has been designed in two stages, the first of which is expected to cost US$10.5 million and covers construction of infrastructures and acquisition and installation of equipment.

The second, which is valued at over US$10 million, will cover the construction of other infrastructures such as housing for staff, a canteen, equipping laboratories and staff training.

Pinto said that some equipment had already arrived in the country, whilst some was due to arrive soon, which meant it could be installed before the end of the first half of 2010. (macauhub)