10 November 2012

Angola: Vice-President Visits 'Sal Do Sol' Saline

Namibe — The Vice-President of the Republic, Manuel Domingos Vicente, who this Saturday kicked off a 42 hour visit to the south-western Namibe province, visited the "Sal do Sol" saline where he learnt about its functioning.

The "Sal do Sol" firm, founded 20 years ago, has a yearly capacity of 6,000 tonnes and employs 115 workers, mainly women, with the main challenge of the moment being the maintenance of the quality of its product in order to curb the importing of salt.

According to the manager of the company, Fernando Solinho, the saline sector of Namibe province is facing some difficulties as result of the lack of investments.

This fact forced the sector to suffer from a reduction of the production of salt from 50,000 to 8,000 tonnes per year.

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