Sino-Angolan partnership will grow sugarcane in Angola

22 November 2016

A partnership between Angolan and Chinese investors will develop a project to plant, process and sell sugarcane in Angola’s Bengo province, said Monday in Caxito the President of the Angola-China Chamber of Commerce (CAC).

Manuel Arnaldo de Sousa Calado did not give dates for the project, which may be implemented in a 20,000 hectare area, when he spoke at the end of a meeting with the provincial governor of Bengo, João Bernardo de Miranda.

Quoted by Angolan news agency Angop, the president of the Angola-China Chamber of Commerce said Chinese businesspeople were open to the project and were now waiting for the Bengo province authorities to indicate which municipalities are conducive for the implementation of the project.

Calado also said that in the near future the Angola-China Chamber of Commerce Angola will take a second mission of Chinese businesspeople to the province to see the condition of the land and the business opportunities available for themselves.

The president of the CAC said the provincial government told him that the priority areas are fisheries, animal husbandry, tourism and culture, in order to boost the development of the region. (macauhub)