German entrepreneurs interested in Angolan black granite

10 June 2013

Entrepreneurs from Germany are interested in signing cooperation agreements with Angolan mining sector companies, particularly to extract black granite, the German ambassador in Angola said on Friday in Lubango in Huila province.

At the end of a visit by a German business delegation to Lubango’s new industrial zone, Ambassador Yorg Verner Marquet said they were impressed with the quality of the black granite production system.

As Germany is a country that imports rough Angolan granite the German entrepreneurs should predictably sign cooperation agreements with owners of the firms operating in that industrial zone, he said.

Marquet added that the entrepreneurs were also interested in investing in the energy, water resources and agro-livestock sectors.

“This is the second time I’ve been to Lubango and I’m very impressed with the economic development in recent years, evident in the expanded industrial zone and development of trade,” he stated, cited by Angolan news agency ANGOP.

The ambassador noted that Germany is spending more than US$130 million in Lubango on projects involving the water and energy supply, which should be enhanced by partnerships signed by the German entrepreneurs and their Huila counterparts.

During their stay in Lubango city, the German delegation visited the Emanha and Granisul granite processing plants and the Ngola, Coca-Cola, Água de Chela and Tandavala beverage production facilities. (macauhub)