The beginning of tomato concentrate factory production in Giraúl de Baixo in the Angolan province of Namibe, has been postponed due to a lack of raw materials, Angolan news agency Angop reported.
The head of the factory, Vicente Monder Jar, said the shortage of tomatoes is causing a price increase in the product affecting the viability of the plant.
The same official said that the start of production had now been shifted to the month of June.
The plant cost 600 million kwanzas and is planned initially to produce concentrated canned tomatoes in 50 litre drums and packs for household use.
In addition to tomato concentrate, the plant will also produce juices and tomato jam. (macauhub/AO)