Angola plans to take advantage of Japan’s technological capacity

7 March 2016

Angola is interested in taking advantage of Japan’s technological capabilities in the fields of scientific research and staff training, said Friday in Luanda the minister of Fisheries, Victoria de Barros Neto.

At the end of a meeting with a delegation of Japanese businesspeople, the minister said Angola was a country with many marine and aquatic resources that Japan could leverage through mutual cooperation.

Among the potential that Angola has and hopes to cooperate with Japan on are the areas of fish production and fish processing, along with construction of a fishing net factory, said Barros Neto cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

Ministry of Fisheries statistics for 2015 indicate fish production reached 496,000 tons, of which 57,000 tons were further processed.

The delegation of Japanese businesspeople is visiting Angola to explore the potential of the fisheries sector.

On Wednesday the delegation was received by the Director of the Technical Unit for Private Investment (UTIP), Norberto Garcia, who provided information about business opportunities in the country.

UTIP is the specialised institution intended to support the government in the preparation, implementation, evaluation and negotiation of private investment projects. (macauhub/AO)