Marmogranitos, a company dedicated to the exploration and transformation of ornamental rocks, plans to produce at least 1,500 cubic meters of limestone blocks this year at its quarry in Sumbe, Kwanza Sul province, said the managing director.
Sérgio Lamas also said the company already has interested customers in the main import markets of the product in Europe,including in Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as in the United States of America, according to Angolan news agency Angop.
The quarry managed by the company under a five-year operating license, which has been in operation since last year, after an initial investment of US$20 million, was inaugurated last Friday by the Minister of Geology and Mines, Francisco Queiroz.
The administrative director said the project will be executed in four phases, with a total investment of US$100 million, after the first one began three years ago with the exploration, land clearing and creation of the conditions for the beginning of the exploration of the mine and the second, when it started production, over the past year.
Lamas said that in a third phase the company will produce 150 tonnes of granite and limestone for agricultural purposes, in order to correct soil acidity and increase farmers’ incomes.
Marmogranitos Lda. changed its name from Hipermáquinas Angola, part of the HM group, which is dedicated to the exploration and transformation of ornamental rock, as well as its import and export. (macauhub)