Huambo milk basin in Angola expected to cost US$88 million

16 August 2011

Huambo, Angola, 16 Aug – A project designed by the cooperative of producers and farmers of Huambo in Angola with a view to establishing a milk basin in the region may be funded by Banco de Desenvolvimento de Angola (BDA), according to weekly newspaper Expansão in its latest edition.

The project, which is estimated to cost US$88 million and is scheduled to be finished within two years, was recently discussed by the chairman of BDS, Paixão Franco and by the governor of the province Faustino Muteka.

“The Huambo milk basin, the pasture production project and the cold storage project for keeping potatoes could benefit from funding from the BDA,” said Paixão Franco.

The milk basin project also includes planting pastures over an area of 9 hectares, where administrative and technical support facilities will also be built.

The dairy, located in the industrial area of the Sao Pedro neighbourhood, will have capacity to produce 42,000 litres per day and will include two production lines for milk products, specifically cheese, butter and yoghurt.

The milk basin will receive the milk from producers located in the province across a radius of 50 kilometres.

According to the weekly, Huambo province could put 10,000 head of cattle on the market each year.

In 2007, the Huambo government imported Nelore cattle from Brazil to develop other breeds of cattle in the region, via insemination or embryo transplant. (macauhub)