Angola adds to value of agricultural products with municipal industrial parks

21 August 2017

The Cacuso Industrial Park in Angola’s Malanje province aims to add value to agricultural products and attract micro and small companies to provide services to agriculture and light industry, the Angolan industry minister said at the opening ceremony last Thursday.

Minister Bernarda Martins noted the industrial park was built to foster development of the local economy through the combined actions of the programmes to combat poverty and boost rural development, agriculture and small-scale industrialisation, and the recovery of secondary roads.

This park is included in the Rural Industry Development Programme (Profir), which aims to create conditions for increasing employment and income generation at the local level, reducing poverty in rural areas, reducing regional inequalities and diversifying the economy.

The industrial park has milling units, animal feed factories and a logistics area, and it also has space to accommodate the industrial units and services that are expected to be phased in.

On Saturday, the Minister of Industry inaugurated, in the municipality of Lobito, the Industrial Park of Canjala, which is also part of the Rural Industry Development Programme.

Profir is already operating industrial parks in Cacuso (Malanje province), Tomboco (Zaire) and Canjala (Benguela), according to state newspaper Jornal de Angola. (macauhub)