Angola: Government invests in construction materials industry

Angola: Government invests in construction materials industry
Published: 27 November 2008

Angolan deputy minister of Public Works, Manuela Bezerra, said Wednesday in Luanda that the Government is carrying out a programme designed to re-activate the construction materials industry in the country.

The official was speaking at the opening of the seminar on "The present and future of construction materials in Angola".

According to her, financial mechanisms of incentives to the emergence of new industries in the sector have been put in place, with stress to the Angola Development Bank (BDA).

She said the Government is also investing in the recovery of ceramics existing in the country and in the construction of cement plants, coupled with the re-launch of the production of iron, in order to reactivate the national industry and meet demands.

The deputy minister said the intention is to improve the quality of the construction material manufactured in the country, in line with international standards which, she added, requires an investment in qualified manpower.

To Manuela Bezerra, the country has a potential to improve the situation, with the possibility of supplying other markets and obtain advantages that include the creation of jobs and strengthening of national companies.

She said the Ministry of Public Works has been talking to its social partners and the society in general, knowing that national reconstruction concerns everyone.
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Sponsored by the Ministry of Public Works, the ongoing workshop will go until Thursday, attended by technicians from the sector, architects, engineers, economists, contractors and representatives of construction materials manufacturers.