A cold store capable of holding 2,000 tons of fish was inaugurated Friday in the fishing port of Boavista in Luanda by the minister of Fisheries, newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.
The cold storage warehouse opened by Minister Victoria de Barros Neto is a public-private partnership, where state fishing company Pescangola has invested over167 million kwanzas (US$1.32 million).
The minister stressed the government’s intention was to increase the availability of cold stores along the Angolan coast, but also to develop inland fishing and increase storage capacity in the interior of the country.
The chairman of Pescangola, Pereira Mayamona, said the project would support fishing so when there is a drop in demand in the market, ships are not held at port waiting for customers.
“We will support the life and work of fishermen by preserving the fish,” said Pereira Mayamona. (macauhub/AO)