Ambassador of China announces investment by Chinese companies in Angola

2 February 2015

Several Chinese companies will invest this year in Uige in socio-economic sectors and infrastructure, the Chinese ambassador to Angola announced at a hearing granted by the provincial deputy governor for the economic and productive sector.

Gao Kexiang, who visited the province of Uige for two days, said priority sectors were agriculture, industry, construction, public works, energy, water and tourism.

Cited by state newspaper Jornal de Angola, the ambassador noted “the potential in the province in the areas of agriculture, livestock, tourism, energy and water,” which can help improve the development of the province and the country itself.

The diplomat took advantage of his visit to also check on the progress of ongoing projects involving Chinese companies, such as rice production in the plains of Lusselua, Sanza Pombo and construction works of construction of several social facilities.

Gao Kexiang reiterated the interest of Chinese companies with technical capabilities to invest in working in Angola and pointed out that more than 100 Chinese companies are present in Angola, particularly in construction and public works, livestock, agriculture and tourism.

The deputy governor for the economic and productive sector of Uíge province told the ambassador that the province has huge potential for almost unexplored mineral resources, as well as rich soil and subsoil for sand, rocks, limestone, copper, marble and diamonds. (macauhub/AO/CN)