Nuviagro, a subsidiary of Portuguese-Angolan group Refriango, is investing US$5.2 million in a project for production of 72,000 tons of agricultural products to supply the group’s soft drinks factory, said the company’s managing director.
Vasco Câmara told Angolan news agency Angop that the investment included acquisition of equipment and said that the company was in the final stages of installing an irrigation system and of building a reservoir.
Câmara also said that the land had been prepared for producing fruits such as papaya, mango, guava, grapes, melon and watermelon and horticultural products such as lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes and tomatoes.
Nuviagro, which specialises in the production and distribution of horticultural products and fruit, has investments in the municipal areas of Quibala and Cela, in Kwanza Sul province.
The Refriango group focuses on production and distribution of soft drinks, juice, water and alcoholic drinks, and has a 42-hectare industrial complex to the south of Luanda, exporting to countries such as Portugal, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Congo Brazzaville. (macauhub)