Public-Private Partnership sets up granite cube factory in Angola

23 November 2011

Lubango, Angola, 23 Nov – A factory with capacity to produce 140 tons of cubed granite for paving and decoration is under construction in Angola’s Huíla province, as the result of a public-private partnership, Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.

The work, which is in the hands of a local construction company, began in September and is expected to be concluded in December.

The coordinator of the project, Madeira da Silva, said that the unit would operate 10 cutting machines with capacity to produce 140 tons of granite cubes for paving and roads.

Madeira da Silva said that, initially, the product would be sold only on the Huíla market and, as demand increased, it would be sold in other parts of the south and across Angola.

The granite cubes can replace tarmac, sand and cement on sidewalk paving, public squares, car parks, gardens and secondary and tertiary roads at a low cost using a nationally-produced material, he said.

With this unit Huíla province now has three factories of this kind. (macauhub)