4 July 2014

Angola: Official Defends Industrialization of Agriculture in Uige

Uíge — The minister of Economy, Abrahão Gourgel, suggested a draft of strategy for industrialization of agricultural activity in northern Uige province and benefitting endogenous resources due to the existence of huge quantity of local raw materials.

Abrahão Gourgel was speaking at the 4th Provincial Forum of Opportunities of Business and Investments, which is being held under the motto "Uíge, revitalize the local economy, diversifying the sources of investments, towards to development".

The Cabinet minister considered that the resources of province allow the industrial development, as canned fruits and vegetables, soft drinks, coffee, and dairy products.

"In long term period, the province will be able to produce civil construction materials like bricks, tile roof, concretes besides metallic structure, electrical products and various tubes "said the official.

The member of government said that is urgent Uíge move from peasant agriculture to extensive production, aimed to supply enough material to the market.

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