Luanda/Bengo Special Economic Zone in Angola to have dry dock

1 June 2011

Luanda, Angola, 1 June – Angola’s Luanda/Bengo Special Economic Zone (ZEE) is to have a dry dock for imported raw materials and equipment due to be used to produce goods and for factory operations, the executive commission of Sonangol Investimento Industrial (SIIND) said in Luanda Monday.

Erminta de Carvalho, a member of the executive commission, during a speech on the development plans of the ZEE, said that construction of the dry dock also aimed to prevent raw materials and equipment from going elsewhere.

Traditionally, companies within the ZEE produce goods for export, but initially Angola’s ZEE will be focused on domestic production due to a lack of certain products on the Angolan market.

The ZEE project outlines 73 new factories, and of those the following are already operating: Angolacabos, for fibre optic cables, Indutive, for paints and varnishes, Mateletrica, electrical materials, Mangotal, metallic structures, Pivangola, irrigation materials, Pipeline Angola, PVC pipes, and the fencing and wire factory, Vedatela. (macauhub)