The first phase of the construction of the Fútila Industrial Hub (PIF), begun in 2013 in Cabinda, will be completed in the next 15 months, Angola’s industry minister announced.
Minister Bernarda Martins, who had already travelled to that province to witness the start of works awarded to Benfin, said she hoped the hub would start receiving the first industrial units, as minimum conditions are already being created.
The company’s representative, Manuel Nunes Barata, said that Fútila’s industrial complex results from a partnership between the Angolan government through the Ministry of Industry and Benfin, under the terms of the presidential decree to complete the construction work, including the management and business model.
The site selected for the construction of the Industrial Hub is located 20 kilometres north of the city of Cabinda and its great advantage isits proximity to the oil field of Malongo and the deep water port under construction in Caio.
The hub has a total of 2,344 hectares, with the first stage of implementation covering 102 hectares, with completion scheduled for October 2018.
Angolan news agency Angop reported that the water supply network is 35% complete, the electricity, street lighting and information technology installation is at 20%, and two buildings have already been built, the first for administrative services and the second for the fire department. (macauhub)