Angola reduces flour imports by building mill in Luanda

9 September 2016

A mill with capacity to produce 400,000 tons of wheat flour per year is due to start operating in Luanda in 2017, allowing for a reduction of flour imports, the Minister for Industry said in the city of Malanje.

Minister Bernarda Martins said the mill, which will initially have an annual capacity of 200,000 tons, will be built in the province of Luanda.

The minister recalled that at onetime Angola had an annual output of 500,000 tonnes of wheat flour when factories came to a standstill, leaving the country dependent on imports, which in 2015 fell to 420,000 tonnes, after reaching 510,000 tonnes in 2014.

On her visit to Malanje, the minister announced the installation of a park for micro industries in the municipality of Cangandala under the Rural Industry Development Programme. (macauhub/AO)