China donates agricultural centre to Angola

18 October 2016

China has donated US$10 million to Angola for the construction of Agricultural Technology Demonstration Help Centre, under a agreement signed in Luanda by the director of the exchange office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Olinda Graciete dos Santos Sobrinho and the economic and business adviser to the Chinese Embassy in Angola, Li Yongjun.

At the end of the ceremony, which took place on Monday, the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Cui Aimin, said the project, which aims to strengthen bilateral agricultural cooperation, mainly aims to provide technical training and enhance the industrialisation of agriculture.

The facility to be built in the Experimental Farm of Mazozo of the Agronomic Research Institute in the municipality of Icolo and Bengo, Luanda, will occupy an area of ​​54 hectares, where areas for food production and processing will be built, demonstration area for cultivation and animal husbandry, as well as offices and accommodation.

The centre, which will be equipped with agricultural machinery and other equipment needed for agricultural production, technical demonstrations, research and development, will begin construction next December and be completed two years later. (macauhub)