Angola’s Minister of Industry announces construction of wheat mill

24 April 2015

Angola will have a mill with capacity to process 1,200 tons of wheat per day and conditions will be in place for the start of construction in May, the Minister of Industry said Thursday in Luanda.

Bernarda da Silva said at the end of the 3rd Joint Meeting of the Economic Commission and the Commission for the Real Economy of the Council of Ministers that a private consortium had already identified with financial and technical conditions for construction and management of the mill, which will produce 900 tons of wheat flour and 300 tons of meal for animal feed every day.

The minister said that Angola does not produce wheat flour, which is a key food product for the production of pasta, bread, cookies, crackers and other foodstuffs so this project is very important for the country.

Bernarda da Silva said “the project has gone well, its study is nearing completion and funding is prepared,” and added that the mill would be built in Luanda, near the port, to benefit from the facilities of the port terminal, railways and roads that surround the area. (macauhub/AO)