Angola’s ANIP to set up technological platform to process investment projects

16 September 2011

Luanda, Angola, 16 Sept – Angola’s National Agency for Private Investment (ANIP) plans soon to set up a technological platform to attract more national and foreign investors and to make approval of projects easier, the agency’s coordinator said Wednesday in Luanda.

Speaking at the investment conference of the Infrastructure Partners for African Development (iPAD) on “Presentation of the restructuring of ANIP and how it will meet the target of promoting the necessary investment for the 21st century,” Aguinaldo Jaime said that the venture would make it possible for investors to communicate in real time, without having to travel to Angola, except for at the end of the process.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, the coordinator of the ANIP management commissions said that the platform would also make it possible to approve the process of private investment and, once they have been approved, to follow the projects in their execution phase.

According to Jaime, one of the particularly important commitments for the Angolan state is staff training and thus when investors put forward a project they commit to training human resources.

Providing technical and scientific training to workers and putting forward a plan for gradual replacement of expatriate staff by Angolan employees is another requirement for investors.

The iPAD event brings together members of the Angolan government, industry experts, regulators, investors and potential parties interested in partnerships for infrastructures in the agricultural, energy, water, transport and logistics and the mining sectors. (macauhub)