The future Cambambe Industrial Hub, which will occupy an area of 2,500 hectares, will have at least 70 factories, said the municipal director of Cambambe, Francisco Manuel Diogo.
The director told Angolan news agency Angop the Ministry of Industry was expected to select the company that will carry out the construction of infrastructure at the Hub.
Located in Massangano, about 13 kilometres from the seat of the municipality of Cambambe, in Kwanza Norte province, the Industrial Hub has already received a number of requests for construction of cement factories and fruit processing plants, among others.
Francisco Manuel Diogo said requests had been forwarded to the National Commission of Industrial Hub Management for processing.
The project is part of Angola’s Reindustrialisation Programme, approved by the Cabinet, which created the Cambambe and Lucala industrial hubs.
In the 1990s the Cambambe region was considered to be Angola’s third industrial area, after Luanda and Benguela. It was the location for the EKA brewery, the Santa Isabel water bottling plant and the Satec textile factory, which was recently recovered and is now in a testing phase. (macauhub/AO)