Angola’s Viana Industrial Development Hub in 2016 received more than US$300 million in investments in the construction, expansion, modernisation and equipping of industrial infrastructure, according to data compiled by news agency Angop.
The agency added that the beverage industry, engineering units and for production of food and construction materials, as well as fish farming, were sub-sectors that attracted the most investment.
Beverage company Refriango, for example, invested US$50 million in building a “Tigra” brand brewery, with an initial production capacity of 50 million litres per year, which is located in the company’s industrial complex.
The Viana hub in the last quarter of 2016 became the location of the new Auto-Sueco Angola and Automaquinaria, which are part of the Nors group, inaugurated by the minister of Transport, Augusto da Silva Tomás.
The new facilities, which deal with after-sales for trucks, buses, and semi-trailers and sales and after-sales of construction equipment, also have a social building and are located just a few kilometers from the capital.
In 2016 the hub also became home to a vinegar factory, inaugurated by the Minister of Industry, Bernarda Gonçalves Martins, the result of an investment of US$5 million in the first stage, under a partnership between the Mendes Gonçalves and Angoalissar companies.
The Viana Industrial Development Hub, where investments of US$35 million have been made to date, occupies an area of 10 hectares, and has a covered area of 14,000 square metres and is located at km 34 of national highway 230, near the new airport in Luanda. (macauhub)