South African entrepreneurs to invest in Angolan fishing sector

1 February 2010

Baia Farta, Angola, 1 Feb – Entrepreneurs from Kwazulu-Natal plan to invest this year in the Angolan fishing sector in Baia Farta municipality, 25 km from the city of Benguela, the premier of that South African region has stated.

Zweli Mkhize made his comments on Friday during a trip to the area while on an official visit to Benguela province. He said that in Baia Farta the investment would mainly target the fishing sector, especially the creation of infrastructures.

Eco-tourism, agriculture and transports are other interest areas for business operators from Kwazulu-Natal province, given that both regions count some of southern Africa’s most important ports, Mkhize stressed.

Cooperation between the two provinces could benefit many countries in the region with respect to merchandise transport, which could easily be routed to other countries such as Zambia, Congo (Brazzaville) or the Democratic Republic of Congo, he added.

During his stay in Baia Farta, Zweli Mkhize and his accompanying delegation visited the Kalombolo salt production factory, fishing institutions and the Chimalavera regional park. He returned to South Africa on Sunday. (macauhub)