Luanda — The government of Lunda Sul Province and Catoca Mining Society (SMC), as part of the Programme of Economic and Social Development (PADES), established a partnership with Zambian companies and institutions in the agricultural domain, among them supplying of agricultural means.
Elias Zeca, Lunda Sul provincial director of Agriculture, and João Reis, representative of SMC in the referred programme are in Lusaka where they are searching Zambian entities that might contribute to the global implementation of PADES.
According to the two officials, in the first phase they will travel to Lunda Sul with the Zambian biologist Mary Lundeba, who, under the contract, will work in the fish farming sector, being that one of the sectors of the project.
The Support Programme to Economic and Social Development has as its objectives the development of agriculture (production of roots and tubers) and horticulture. Aquaculture is included in the second part of it.
Lunda Sul government representatives and Catoca Mining Society said that within the plan of implementation of this programme they will continue to search for Zambian specialized partners in different areas, hoping to promote and strengthen the ties of cooperation between Angola and Zambia.