The Minister of Agriculture of Angola, Afonso Pedro Canga said in Luanda that timber production in 2015 reached 125,000 cubic metres, which is expected to increase to 230,000 cubic metres in 2017.
The minister also said wood from Angola is one of the best in Africa and is one of the products with the greatest potential for export.
Canga also said that a law on forests and wildlife is being prepared that will replace existing outdated legislation, to prevent illegal actions logging and wood exports.
“We want to implement a new law on forest and wildlife to safeguard our resources and thus invest more in local production,” said the Agriculture Minister. (macauhub/AO)