The Angolan government plans to build a Science and Technology Park in Luanda, costing an estimated US$100 million, the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation announced on Tuesday in Peniche, Portugal.
Maria do Rosário Sambo told Portuguese news agency, Lusa, that the construction of the park is part of the development programme for the sector until 2021, with the African Development Bank (AfDB) providing funding of US$90 million for the project.
The Angolan minister said construction of the park, next to Luanda airport, “will start as soon as the AfDB completes the international tender process, which is in the phase of selecting the competitors.”
The official was speaking on the sidelines of a visit to the research centre of the Leiria Polytechnic Institute in Peniche, in the Portuguese district of Leiria, as part of a three-day visit to Portugal by an Angolan delegation during Angola-Portugal Science Week.
On Monday, the first day of the visit, “an agreement was signed with the University of Lisbon and the National Centre for Scientific Research of Angola so that master’s and doctoral students can attend training courses at the University of Lisbon,” said Sambo. (Macauhub)