Operating tests at textile factory Textang II, in Angola, due to begin in December

26 October 2012

Tests for the Textang II textile factory in Luanda, Angola, to start operating again after a standstill of more than 20 years are due to begin in December, Angola’s Minister for Industry, Bernarda Henriques da Silva said.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, the minister said that work to refurbish the factory was at an advanced stage and noted that the maintenance sector would be the first to be tested. She also noted the inherent constraints on linking up the factory’s waste water to the public grid as well as on its electricity supply.

Henriques da Silva also said that work to refurbish Textang II was scheduled to finish at the end of 2013 and that tests would be finished by next April and that the factory would then start operating in November or December of that year.

The factory area, which covers 30,000 square metres, will be filled up with the latest Japanese machines and equipment, supplied by Toyota.

Once it starts operating again Textang II will spin, weave, dye and print cotton fabric, and at a later date will launch clothes production, finishing and manufacturing.

The re-launch of the textile industry in Angola, which as well as Textang II involves a Japanese group and is expected to cost US$1.15 billion. (macauhub)