Cotton production in Angola to give the country international competitiveness

12 October 2010

Luanda, Angola, 12 Oct – The South Korean ambassador to Angola, Han Jea Young, said Monday in Luanda that the second phase of the irrigation project for cotton production would make the Angolan economy more competitive internationally.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop,, the ambassador noted that the second phase of the project underway near the city of Sumbe, in Kwanza Sul province, would consist of construction of a training centres for training local farmers in cotton production techniques, and road repairs.

The first phase of the project, which took place between 2006 and 2009, focused on construction of the pumping system and the flow of water for irrigation and cost US$31 million.

“It is a project that has caught the attention of some of the country’s textile industry business owners,” said Han Jea Young.

The project to re-launch the cotton industry in Angola is funded by the government of South Korea. (macauhub)