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Biocom plans to produce 256,000 tonnes of sugar in Angola in 2020


Angolan company Biocom announced that it will produce 256,000 tonnes of sugar by 2020 which will provide 50% of the consumption needs of the Angolan population.

Biocom, which is owned by Brazilian company Odebrecht and Angola’s Cochan and Sonangol, this year expects to produce 47,000 tonnes of sugar, almost double the amount of the first harvest,according to state newspaper Jornal de Angola.

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Government of Angola prepares state budget review for 2016

The government of Angola is preparing a document that will serve as a basis for the review of the State Budget (OGE) for 2016 and aiming for economic growth of 1.3%, with GDP in the oil sector to grow by 4.1% and the non-oil sector retreating 0.01%, according to a report in weekly newspaper Expansão.

According to the newspaper the document called More

Angola plans to create new conservation areas for fauna and flora

The Angolan Ministry of the Environment is considering the creation of landl conservation areas in the Carumbo lagoon (Lunda Norte), Serra do Pingano (Uíge) and Cumbira forest (Kwanza Sul) announced the director of the National Institute of Biodiversity and Conservation Areas (INBAC), Abijah Huongo.

The ministry also plans to create a park between the provinces of Kwanza Norte and Malanje, specifically between More

Diamond production in Angola rises in June

In June of this year Angola produced and marketed , more than 760,000 carats of diamonds, valued at about US$80 million, according to the Ministry of Geology and Mines (MGM).

According to a statement from the Ministry, production increased 2.28 percent and sales increased 5.35% compared to May.

The increase in volume was due to the fact that production at the Catoca mine More

Angola LNG gas processing unit in Soyo closed until August

The Angola LNG gas processing unit in Soyo has closed once again, this time until August for testing and maintenance operations, Reuters reported.

The factory reopened in early July after having been closed since April 2014 so the contractor, US group Bechtel, could make changes to the original design.

Since it started operating again, the Angola LNG unit has exported four shipments of More

Government of Angola awards Luanda water supply project to Portuguese group

The government of Angola has awarded Portuguese group DST ( a project to expand the water supply system on the outskirts of Luanda for US$17.1 million, according to a presidential order .

The work is part of the 2016-2017 action plan of priority water supply projects and is carried out “under the financing agreements between the Republic of Angola and the Republic More