Luanda — Angola will re-launch the production, processing and use of ornamental rocks at the local market.
This was announced Wednesday in Luanda by the minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiroz.
The minister was speaking to the press at the end of the 7th ordinary session of the Cabinet Council.
Francisco Queiroz said that although the regulation is directed to minerals for construction, the objective are ornamental rocks, hence the need for the revival of their production.
The official stressed that with the release of this document the construction works that benefit from public funds will have to use local ornamental rocks.
He added that the initiative is intended to protect the domestic market of ornamental rocks.
He explained that the purpose is to ensure local transformation and use of ornamental rocks and avoid raw exports.