South Korea finances marine aquaculture project in Angola

23 September 2011

Luanda, Angola, 23 Sept – South Korea will soon cooperate with Angola in the area of marine aquaculture, the National director for Fisheries, Maria Esperança Pires said in Luanda this week.

Giving assurance that the first steps had been taken, the director, cited by Angolan weekly newspaper Expansão, said that the project was worth US$5 million and would be funded by Koica, the Korean International Cooperation Agency, as well as by the country’s Marine Institute.

Maria Esperança Pires noted that cooperation with South Korea essentially involved technology transfer and added that, “the Koreans will not come to Angola to build the project but rather to teach the techniques, transfer technology and knowledge.”

Currently the Ministry for Agriculture and Fishing aims to carry out the Project for Aquaculture Techniques for Repopulation of the Horse Mackerel for which Angola has requested technical support from some cooperation agencies from South Korea. (macauhub)