The industrial development hubs (PDI) built in Angola since 2002, the end of the Civil War, have allowed for the creation of 12,500 jobs, said Thursday in Luanda the secretary of State for Industry, Kiala Gabriel.
Speaking on “The role of industrial development hubs in the diversification of the economy”, at the 2nd edition of ExpoIndústria, which runs from 10 to 13 December in Luanda, the Secretary of State said that this number of jobs was the result of the construction of hubs in the provinces of Luanda, Cabinda, Benguela, Kwanza Norte, Kwanza Sul, Zaire, Malanje, Uige, Huambo and Kuando Kubango.
Gabriel, cited by Angolan news agency Angop, said that at the Viana Hub, the country’s largest, there were 871 companies in operation 871 and at the Catumbela Hub (Benguela) there were 408 companies, which together employ most of the workers; over 6,800.
The Secretary of State said the government planned to build, in stages, 22 new industrial development hubs, which will occupy an estimated area of 36,000 hectares.
This year’s ExpoIndústria, an event taking place at the Viana Industrial Development Hub, in Luanda, is themed “National Industry, driver of change” and has national and foreign exhibitors from the industrial sector. (macauhub/AO)