The Futila Industrial Hub, in Cabinda province, will house 56 companies that will initially create around 2,000 jobs, said the provincial representative of the project’s management office, João Martins.
Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Martins said that conditions had been created to launch the project, which was awarded to Portuguese construction companies Edifer and Soares da Costa in a public tender held in July 2012.
Martins also said that the ceremony to award the basic infrastructure work would take place on 16 September, and that the project was estimated to cost US$62 million.
Martins added that the tender document included construction of infrastructure, such as roads and water supply, electricity and communications network, and the companies awarded the contract should sub-contract work to companies in that Angolan province.
At the Futila Industrial Hub, located some 30 kilometres north of the city of Cabinda, covers an area of 2,345 hectares, 112 of which have been set aside for the first phase. (macauhub)