Inauguration of Angola’s Santa Clara dry port

27 August 2012

The first phase of the Santa Clara dry port in Namacunde municipality of Angola’s Cunene province will be inaugurated today by Finance Minister Carlos Lopes, Angolan news agency Angop reports.

Citing an announcement from the local customs department, the agency specifies that the Santa Clara dry port will count integrated customs services and others responsible for border matters, levying duties on imports and exports, as well as economic operations and services for tourists.

The dry port occupies an area of 60 hectares, 40 of them for storing merchandise. The rest of the area contains a two-floor structure for administrative services and a metal storage warehouse.

The administrative building has rooms for public attendance, meetings and conferences, along with other spaces reserved for banking institutions.

The customs representative in Cunene, Lutemuca Eduardo, recently said that the second phase includes the construction of two more refectories and another metal warehouse to be used for verifying merchandise. (macauhub)