Sao Tome and Principe to have new construction materials factory

28 April 2010

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 28 April – The West African island of Sao Tome is, as of May, to have a construction materials factory, the investor and owner of the factory, Portuguese businessman Carlos Costa said Tuesday in Sao Tome.

The factory will be called Lenindustrial and will cover an area of 15,000 square metres. It will manufacture several types of nail, zinc and cement derivatives, such as joists, sewage units, ducts, pipes, tiles and balustrades.

Although the factory was inaugurated last weekend, production is only due to begin next month.

Speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa, Costa said that all the equipment installed at the factory was produced in China and added that he was waiting for the arrival of a Chinese technician to train workers.

Lenindustrial has the capacity to produce 10,000 blocks for every eight hours of work, two tons of nails per day of various sizes and 30 metres of zinc per minute. (macauhub)