26 March, 2017      10:18 GMT +1 Luanda

China interested in investing in Malanje, Angola

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China plans to invest in the agricultural and livestock sectors, aquaculture and tourism of Angola’s Malanje province under bilateral cooperation agreements signed by Angola and China, the Chinese ambassador to Angola said in the provincial capital on Wednesday.

Cui Aimin, quoted by Angolan news agency Angop, said that the province has good conditions for projects in the three sectors mentioned and that the government will continue to support the Angolan government in bringing about actions focused on the welfare of the population and development of the region.

The ambassador also said that China’s government was studying the possibility of increasing financing for construction of social infrastructure in Malanje, under the Chinese credit line to Angola, approved in the second half of 2016.

The diplomat noted there was a plan to send young people from Malanje to centres for demonstration of agricultural development and technical and vocational training, both located in the central province of Huambo and created by Angola-China partnerships.

“After graduation, young people can return to Malanje to put into practice the knowledge gained,” said Ambassador Cui Aimin.

Malanje province has 14 municipalities, covers an area of ​​98,302 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 998,000. (macauhub)

 


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