Benguela province, in Angola to have a further 12 industrial units

27 November 2012

Twelve new industrial units are due to be built in Angola’s Bengo province at a total estimated cost of US$7 million. The new units will create 250 jobs, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Citing a document from the provincial government, the agency reported that the units included factories to manufacture blocks and false ceilings, construction materials, public lampposts, and a bakery.

The document, according to the Bengo Provincial Directorate for Trade, Industry, and Hotels has granted licenses to 165 companies in the geology and mining sector, of which just 35 are operating, employing 780 people, including Angolans and foreigners.

The report also said that manufacturing industry in Bengo included wood processing units, bakeries, pipes for the oil industry, and construction materials. (macauhub)