Caála industrial hub in Angola begins revival process

18 November 2010

Caála, Angola, 18 Nov – The revival of the Caála Industrial Hub in Angola’s Huambo province, has started to show its first results with the definitive installation of a ceramics factory and a carpentry unit, said municipal administrator Miguel Somakessenje.

With an area of 980,000 square metres, of which 250,000 are reserved for construction of water supply, power, sewerage, telecommunications and firefighting systems, the Caála industrial hub was designed for 40 factory units from various sectors.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, the Caála municipal administrator said he was happy with the first signs of resurgence of the hub, which has been at a halt for almost 20 years.

Somakessenje announced that he had been given assurances from the Industry Ministry of the construction, over the next ten years, of factories to produce chocolate, biscuits, glass, windows, door and window furniture, barbed wire, paint, solvents, light bulbs, electric wires and cables, wood products and a printer’s.

He also said that the municipality’s industrial hub would also house factories for processing and transforming fruit and vegetables, leather footwear, animal feed, radio and television, spring and foam mattresses, as well as car tyres.

Somakessenje also said that at least 18 businesspeople had signed up to create new factory units at the Caála industrial hub. (macauhub)