Around 30 industrial projects to launch this year in Angola’s Huíla province

23 June 2010

Lubango, Angola, 23 June – At least 27 industrial projects are due to be launched this year in Angola’s Huíla province, 15 of which will be in the Matala Industrial Hub and 12 in Cassinga, Angolan news agency Angop reported Tuesday.

The agency cited the Executive Programme for Manufacturing Industry for the 2009/2012 period as saying that projected investment was over US$90 million, which includes installation of industrial units and training of respective staff.

The programme includes construction of a barbed wire factory, by TransAngola, another factory to manufacture refrigerators and freezers, by Franklin and Whitney (FW), as well as spring mattresses by Sociedade Alterfan e Filhos, with a total investments of US$5 million.

A factory to process fruits and vegetables will also be built in Chibia by the Admar Damião group, expected to cost US$4 million, as well as a tyre retreading factory by the same company, an estimated investment of US$2 million.

Other activities projected by the provincial industrial sector include construction of a print works, expected to cost US$5 million, as well as refurbishment of a maize mill, previously owned by Saidy e Mingas and now managed by Sociedade Comercial Lizena Limitada “Socolil”, at an estimated cost of US$15 million.

In terms of the Matala hub, the document outlines the participation of companies such as Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Sodemat, which will invest US$6 million. (macauhub)