The Angocentric Malanje Industrial rice mill, in the Angolan city of Malanje, is expected to start operating in the first half of this year, with a husking and packaging capacity of 40 tons of rice a day, according to Angolan state news agency Angop.
José Marcos, the head of the factory, said Angolan development bank Banco de Desenvolvimento Angolano had funded the US$8 million project.
Production of “Arroz Betu” rice, is initially intended for Malange but there are also plans to distribute it to other Angolan provinces and regions based on production levels.
The factory will create 100 jobs. (macauhub/AO)