Luanda/Bengo Special Economic Zone, in Angola, may have training institute

20 March 2012

An institute specialising in providing practical training to young recent graduates may be opened in the Special Economic Zone of Luanda/Bengo, the president of the zone, António Lemos said Monday in Luanda.

“It is necessary fir young people from further education schools, such as the Medium Industrial School of Luanda, have a way to put into practice what they have learned in theory,” he said.

Lemos said that, with the launch of the specialised institute, young people looking for employment in the Special Economic Zone for six months can do an internship that will allow them to specialise in the area in which they trained.

The Luanda/Bengo Special Economic Area is located at kilometre 30 in Viana, and there are plans to set up 73 factories there, eight of which were opened on 27 May, 2011.

The factories planned for the area include vehicle assembly plants, factories to manufacture construction materials, plastics, parts for agricultural irrigation systems, and fibre optic cables.

The economic zone, which covers an area of 8,500 hectares, is located in the municipal areas of Viana, Cacuaco, Icolo, and Bengo in Luanda province, and Dande, Ambriz and Nambuangongo in Bengo province, is intended to develop the region and is focused on the domestic market and duty free trade. (macauhub)