The first public tenders to be the infrastructure of and manage Angola’s industrial and rural development centres will be launched by the end of the year, the industry minister said on Wednesday in Luanda.
Bernarda Martins, speaking at the opening ceremony of Expo-Indústria and Projekta, which take place simultaneously in the Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone, said that public tenders are aimed at achieving public-private partnerships to create conditions for their development .
Angola has a network of 18 industrial development centres, two of which are in full operation, Viana (Luanda province) and Catumbela (Benguela), as well as rural industrial parks.
The minister, quoted by the Angop news agency, also said that under the National Development Plan (NDP) for 2018/2022 his ministry will create at least one industrial development hub in each of the country’s 18 provinces, in addition to the rural industrial parks.
The NDP provides for the creation of specialised technical training centres geared to the needs of the industrial sector, promotion of sector associations and studies on export opportunities.
Expo-Indústria and Projekta bring together more than 200 exhibitors from the agro-livestock, construction, beverage, handicraft, cement, wood, oil, gas, ornamental rock, alternative energy, landscaping and environment sectors, among other industries. (macauhub)