The Toyota group is interested in contributing to the growth of Angola, not only in the automotive sector but in the areas of infrastructure and energy, the chief executive of Japan’s Toyota Tsusho Corporation said on Thursday in Luanda.
Ichiro Kashitani, speaking at the end of an audience granted by President João Lourenço, also said that the group intends to explore other possibilities for Japanese companies to introduce new technologies for the integral development of Angola.
The president of the Toyota group added that this interest was not only focused on the development of the business sector but also human resources, specifically multi-skills training, according to the Angop news agency.
Kashitani said he had told the Angolan President about a study being carried out to expand the group’s activities in Angola in the automotive sector, not only in the sale of vehicles but also in the introduction of a new traffic management service.
“This is a project that is already working in other countries and we hope to have the possibility of developing it in Angola and on the African continent,” he said.
The Toyota Tsusho Corporation’s mission to Angola also has plans to visit the port of Namibe in southern Angola, which has a recovery project estimated to cost US$600 million financed by the government of Japan.
The Toyota CEO’s visit coincides with the arrival in Luanda of Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono for a 24-hour working visit.
Kono and his Angolan counterpart, Manuel Augusto, will chair talks between the delegations of the two countries, which will end with the signing of a document to grant non-reimbursable aid to the health sector. (Macauhub)