Angolan business group invests in factory to process and transform fruits and vegetables

25 November 2009

Chibia, Angola, 25 Nov – Angolan business group Admar Damião plans to invest US$4 million in building a factory to process and transform fruits and vegetables in Angola’s Huíla province, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The provincial director for industry, Paula Baptista told Angop that the project, located 45 kilometres from the city of Lubango, Huíla province, aimed to prevent agricultural products from the region perishing due to a lack of distribution.

Without giving details of production capacity, Baptista said that the industrial unit would produce juices, fruit pulp, canned fruit and canned vegetables.

The agency cited specialists as saying that the project was viable as the Ganjelas dam and its irrigated perimeter were being refurbished, which would make it possible to boost and diversify products to be processed in the factory.

With an estimated population of 131,000 people, Chibia municipality has three bread factories and 12 ornamental rock quarries. The fruit and vegetable factory will be the first of its kind in the municipality.

Huíla province has 51 factories, including factories for making bread, mills, construction materials, animal feed, drinks, food and metals. (macauhub)