At least 30% of Angola’s dairy product needs will be covered by the start-up of a dairy factory in the city of Lubango under a contract signed on Friday between the Technical Unit for Private Investment (UTIP) and the Silvestre Tulumba group, Angolan news agency Angop reported.
Construction of the factory started last March, and the equipment, some of it imported from New Zealand and Germany via the port of Namibe port is scheduled to be installed in May.
One of the plant’s directors, Paulo Ferreira, said that in May the unit will start producing about 36,000 tonnes of milk, 4.4 tonnes of milk powder, 500 tonnes of cheese, two thousand tons of butter, 23,000 tonnes of yoghurt and 1 tonne of condensed milk per year.
The factory will process 60,000 litres of milk per day on five production lines and Ferreira said that in the first year the milk will be imported from New Zealand,” while we work to find local suppliers.”
“From an economic point of view, the project will contribute to increasing domestic production capacity, positioning itself as a viable platform for the distribution of domestic products,” said Norberto Garcia, president of UTIP.
This project has a German partner, and is the first investment agreement between UTIP and an investor in the province of Huíla. (macauhub)