Angola negotiates fishing project in Italy

18 February 2015

A continental fisheries and communal aquaculture project is the subject of a meeting Wednesday in Rome, between a delegation from Angola and representatives of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Angola’s Secretary of State for Fisheries, Antonia Nelumba, is leading the delegation Angolan delegation, which will negotiate forms of financing the US$11 million of the project’s budget with IFAD.

The programme will be implemented in the provinces of Bengo, where the project will be coordinated, Kwanza Norte and Malanje.

The project, which aims to introduce inland fishing and aquaculture into the communal food supply chain, will be focused on three areas, namely infrastructure, training and cooperatives.

Meanwhile, Angola and Russia will increase cooperation in the fields of fisheries, particularly aquaculture, and education (management training), by signing two new cooperation agreements.

Before leaving for Moscow, the minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiroz, said the two agreements would be signed Wednesday at the third annual meeting of the Intergovernmental Bilateral Joint Commission, which this year takes place in the Russian capital. (macauhub/AO)