19 November 2012

Angola: General Consulate in New York Organises Lecture

Luanda — A lecture on investment opportunities in Angola was promoted last Friday, in New Jersey, USA, by the Angolan General Consulate in New York, in the ambit of the commemorations of the 37th independence anniversary of Angola, marked on November 11.

Held under the theme "Climate of investment in Angola", the lecture was presented by the chairwoman of the Angolan National

Private Investment Agency (ANIP), Maria Luísa Abrantes, who explained the procedures and advantages of investing in Angola.

After explaining the kinds of tax incentives outlined in the Angolan Private Investment Law, Maria Luísa Abrantes pointed the sectors of oil and minerals, agriculture, energy and waters, fisheries and transports as the priority ones for investments, as defined by the Angolan executive.

In the opening of the event, the general consul in New York, Adão Pinto, highlighted the economic growth being recorded in Angola, which is currently estimated at 8 per cent, making the country a good place for investment opportunities.

He said he is aware of the fact that economic growth does not necessarily mean development, "reason why the Angolan executive has been making efforts towards diversify the economy and adopt measures that aim at improving the living standard of citizens.

The activity was attended by various national and foreign guests, such as members of the Angolan community in the USA and other citizens of the Portuguese Countries Community (CPLP), as well as staff of the General Consulate and the Permanent Mission of Angola to the United Nations.

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