China to support Angola in boosting grain production

8 February 2011

Luanda, Angola, 8 Feb – The Angolan ambassador to China, João Manuel Bernardo, Said Monday in Luanda that the Angolan state was to benefit, in the short term, from Chinese support for agricultural development, especially boosting grain production.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, after the inaugural session of the 4th Expanded Consultation Council of the Foreign Relations Ministry, the diplomat said that the project aimed to make use of Chinese experience in cultivating rice, maize, soy, sorghum, millet and other grains.

According to the ambassador, the projects to boost production of grain will be carried out in the provinces of Uíge, Huambo, Malanje and Cabinda, initially, benefiting from funding from the China Development Bank in the amount of US$1.5 billion, also to be used for other projects.

The ambassador noted that Chinese engineers would travel to Angola to introduce new technologies and train farmers in boosting grain production. (macauhub)