Chinese company prepares agro-industrial project in Angola’s Zaire province

7 August 2014

The agro-industrial project for large scale cereal (rice and maize) production in Cuimba municipality of Angola’s Zaire province will begin to be implemented in the next few days, the provincial director of Agriculture and Rural Development, João Domingos, told Angop news agency in Mbanza Congo.

Domingos said the project would be situated on land between the Cuimba municipal seat and Luvaca commune. Space not used for planting will be used to build factories to transform and process cereals and for other support infrastructures.

He added that the Angolan central government had contracted the China Camc Engineering Co. Ltd. to set up the agro-industrial project. The Chinese company has been working at the site to ensure the technical and logistical conditions required to start the project.

The project was approved by the Council of Ministers in 2010 as part of the plan to diversify the national economy and fight hunger and poverty. Financing is guaranteed by a credit line granted by the Export-Import Bank of China.

Cuimba municipality, which produced rice during the colonial period, is located 80 km northwest of the Zaire provincial capital Mbanza Congo. (macauhub/AO)