Construction work at the Fútila Industrial Hub in Angola due to begin in 2013

16 November 2012

Work to build the basic infrastructure of the Fútila Industrial Hub (PIF) is scheduled to begin in 2013, the governor of Cabinda province, Aldina Matilde da Lomba said.

The governor, who was speaking Tuesday at the launch of the 2012-2013 agricultural campaign, in the village of Lundo, said that the central government had already launched the public tender to select the companies that will carry out the work to build infrastructure and the administrative area of the industrial hub.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Lomba also said that next year the land would be split into lots and allotted to private investors and industrialists.

The Fútila Industrial hub is an Angolan government project that dates back to 1998, estimated to cost 3.66 billion kwanzas (US$38 million) funded by the World Bank, Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol), the central government and the Cabinda provincial government, as well as some companies.

The Fútila Industrial Hub, which is located on the Malambo plain some 30 kilometres north of the city of Cabinda, covers an area of 2,345 hectares, of which 112 hectares will be used in the first phase of the project involving at least 12 of the 56 companies already signed up for the project. (macauhub)