Angola builds another 44 logistics platforms

22 February 2017

Angola will have 44 more urban, regional, port and cross-border logistics platforms, including air cargo centres at major airports in the country, the Minister of Transport said in the city of Huambo.

Minister Augusto Tomás said it was essential to implement the National Network of Logistics Platforms to develop the economy, ensuring the production, storage, consolidation and distribution of products on the market.

The plan for construction of logistics platforms, which is the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport, has already been submitted to the provincial governments, and to domestic and foreign businesspeople to implement, given the ongoing process of diversification of the economy, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

Speaking at the end of the conference on regional platforms, the Chiva Tourism Complex, on the outskirts of the city of Huambo, Tomás said that the creation of the National Network of Logistics Platforms will encourage the emergence of more productive activities in regions where they are located, especially in the interior of the country, bearing in mind that “the logistics and transport network is a factor for development.”

The conference brought together about 250 participants, including staff and technicians of public enterprises. (macauhub)