Spain plans Angola quality control lab

6 November 2009

Luanda, Angola, 6 Nov – Angolan Trade Minister Maria Valente said Thursday in Luanda that Spain plans to build a quality control laboratory of national repute, state news agency Angop reported.

Valente, speaking after talks with visiting Spanish State Secretary for Trade Silvia Iranzo Gutierrez, said the new laboratory is part of the Program for Reconstruction and Logistics System and Distribution of Essential Food to People (Presild).

Spain could also train Angolan technicians in the area of quality control and other sectors of commerce, added the Luanda minister.

Two-way commercial exchanges reached €2.3 billion in 2008 and Angola supplied Spain with 4 percent of its crude. Spain, in return, exported machinery, automobiles and other goods to the African state. Spanish firms in Angola operate in the sectors of agriculture, infrastructures, construction, engineering, fisheries and health. (macauhub)