9 March 2014

Angola: Authorities Committed to Country's Industrialisation

The Industry Ministry will continue to implement the Programme of Industrialisation and Boosting of Small Industries in Rural Areas, stated last Friday in Caxito City, northern Bengo Province, the Industry minister, Bernarda Gonçalves Martins.

Speaking at the opening of the first Consultative Council of the Industry Ministry, taking place in Caxito City, the government official stressed that with the industrialisation of the country, for the 2013/2017 period, the referred programme and the implementation of a Survey in the Industry Sector it will be possible to find out the real composition of the country's industrial framework.

She deemed positive the actions carried out in 2013, having highlighted the importance of the National Development programme which defines clear objectives so that the Ministry can find the best ways to promote development in the manufacturing sector.

According to the minister, in order to achieve the objectives it is necessary personal and professional commitment of all the managers, cadres and social partners of the sector.

She also revealed that the Ministry has started a study to create an agro-industrial cluster in Bengo Province and an integrated information system of the Industry Ministry.

The implementation of the mentioned cluster, she explained, will contribute to the generation jobs and help to diversify the country's economy at sustainable bases.

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