Association set up for environmental technology companies in Angola

10 June 2014

Angolan and foreign companies involved in the environmental technology sector are due this year in Angola to set up an association to promote the sector, the Angolan Secretary of State for the Environment, Syanga Abílio said in Luanda.

Speaking Sunday to Angolan news agency Angop about the end of the 4th edition of the International Environmental Technology Fair, the secretary of state said that setting up the association was the result of a protocol signed Thursday with the Portuguese Association of Environmental Technology Companies (Apemeta) in Luanda, on the sidelines of the start of the fair.

The Secretary of State for New Environmental Technologies and Environmental Quality said that the agreement was intended to give the Environment Ministry a greater capacity to publicise and carry out the programmes included in the 2013-2017 environmental technology strategic plan approved by the Government.

Abílio added that contacts were being made with environmental technology companies with a view to setting up an Installation Committee that can meet next September.

Apemata is a private non-profit business association for the environmental sector. It was set up in 1989 to support companies within the sector, as well as to promote activities for its development by providing a number of consultancy services. (macauhub/AO/PT)