Industries operating in Angola to have Integrated Information System

4 June 2013

An Integrated Information System (Simind) will allow industrial units to have better and easier access to the Industry Ministry, Minister Bernarda Martins said whilst present the system Monday in Luanda.

The system, which has been used experimentally since Saturday, is an electronic platform that will allow the central structures of the Ministry, the provinces, industrial units and civil society to exchange information gathered, without bureaucracy of delay.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, the system will be based on three areas – collection and organisation of the information, its use in the Ministry’s activities, and producing studies for the Ministry and civil society.

The information system includes the Angolan Industrial Census (Ciang), research on industrial production in Angola (Ppiang), the industrial record system (Cadi) and the industrial licensing system (Silai).

Ciang is a multi-sector project involving 11 ministries and which will make it possible to gather information about the number of industrial units across the country, their location and operation, portfolio of products, as well as investments deemed to be necessary to launch those that are currently at a standstill, as well as the destination of the products that are manufactured.

Ciang will take eight months and, according to figures from the Ministry Industry, there are some 2,000 industrial units in Angola.

At the presentation ceremony, Martins said that the project was fundamental for Angola’s sustained economic and social development. (macauhub)