Angola will no longer need to import plywood

28 June 2016

Angola will no longer need to import plywood for the construction sector due to investments being made in a wood product factory in Huambo province, state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.

The Almeidas Guotai factory, in operation since 2013, on the outskirts of the town of Cachiuno 65 kilometres from Huambo, is a partnership between Angolan and Chinese investors. It meets demand for plywood in the province, particularly for the construction industry.

Bernanrdo Tchipundje, the company’s Human Resources director, told the newspaper that the next stage is to supply Angola’s other provinces with plywood, starting with the nearest ones: Huila, Bie, Benguela, Kwanza Sul and Kwando Kubango.

Almeidas Guotai’s production line has a production capacity of 3000 plywood sheets per day and produces 1500, which is consider enough to meet local market demand.

The provinces of Huambo and Luanda are the main markets for the factory’s products, but the plywood sheets made from eucalyptus from Cachiungo municipality are also sold in the provinces of Bie, Benguela and Kwando Kubango, though in lower quantities. (macauhub/AO)