Baía Farta — A tomato processing factory, whose works begin in January 2013 and another of packaging shall be built in the southern Benguela province, said Thursday in the commune of Dombe Grande, the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Afonso Pedro Canga.
Speaking to ANGOP at the end of a meeting with farmers in the framework of his visit to Benguela province, Afonso Pedro Canga said the equipment for the construction of the tomato processing factory is already in the country.
Regarding the packaging plant, Afonso Canga did not mention the date for the start of the works, but stressed the need for it to be set up to produce equipment meant to withstand concentrate tomato units in Benguela and two other already installed, being one in Namibe and another in Bengo.
During his stay in Dombe-Grande, accompanied by the deputy governor for the economic sector, Agostinho Felizardo, Afonso Canga visited the Coporolo River Valley Agricultural Perimeter, as well as learnt of the main concerns of the farming cooperative.
As part of his first visit since the swearing in of the new government stemming from last August's general elections, the minister also visited on Friday the districts of Caimbambo, Cubal and Ganda.