New wood transformation factories planned for Angola

28 June 2010

Luanda, Angola, 28 Jun – Angola may be endowed with new factories linked to wood transformation via carpentry, sawmills or furniture production, the secretary-general of Portugal’s Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP) said on Sunday in Luanda.

Maria Fernanda told Angolan news agency Angop that the organisation she heads has an agreement with the Angolan Ministry of Industry for the presentation of projects linked to the furniture sector and their respective implementation.

Depending on its timber potential, Cabinda will be the first province to benefit from the programme, she said, explaining that plans call for it to be extended to seven other provinces.

The Industry Ministry contacts will resume during Portuguese President Cavaco Silva’s visit to Angola in July, Fernanda said.

She added that the association has a project about the furniture sector to be presented at the Luanda International Fair (Filda) this July, with a view to showing what it has and what can be done in the sector.

The AIMMP took part in the second Furniture, Decoration, Lighting and Home Textile Fair (Export Home Angola) with 14 associated companies, among them Cormar, Estetinor, Hestia, Mindol, Molaflex, Paulo Coelho and Piramidal.

The Export Home Angola 2010 fair opened last Thursday and closed on Sunday, having gathered 80 Angolan and Portuguese companies, 40 less than in the previous fair. (macauhub)