The first phase of the construction of the Menongue Timber Trade Warehouse in Angola’s Kwando Kubango province ends in November, said the head of the Angolan subsidiary of the China Building Technique Group Co. (CBTGC).
Keven Wang Wei also said that the warehouse, which covers an area of five hectares, includes two scales, one of which can accommodate 80 tons, as well as 22 office spaces and three facilities for commercial banks and a restaurant.
At the end of a visit by a delegation headed by the director of the Kwando Kubango Office of Agriculture, António Pereira Vicente, the head of the China Building Technique Angola Company Lda, gave assurances that the first phase of the works will be completed on 11 November.
After this first phase, which took three months, there will be a second phase, which will require land mines to be cleared at the site where a sawmill will be built.
Last August, the Secretary of State for Forest Resources, André Moda, announced the construction of six forest products warehouses to receive the entire national timber production, both from concessions and semi-industrial units.
The six warehouses will be built in Catete (Luanda) and Caxito (Bengo), which are a priority because of their proximity to the port of Luanda, in Luena (Moxico), Menongue (Kwando Kubango) and in the cities of Cabinda and Benguela.
The new legislation for the timber sector sets out that for export operations, a letter of credit or proof of transfer issued by a bank abroad in favor of the exporter’s account must be presented at a bank domiciled in Angola. (macauhub)