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Thu, 16 Jul 2020 13:52 - Updated Thu, 16 Jul 2020 13:53

Catumbela's industrial hub gets new plastic container factory

Benguela - The Benguela-based Catumbela Industrial Development hub has since july a new factory of water and fuel plastic containers, its human resources director, Sérgio Rodrigues, told ANGOP on Thursday.

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Catumbela district

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Owned by the Amgi group - trade and services, the factory results from roughly 2 million US dollars investment support from a private investor.   

The factory, which has started its activity in July,manufactures containers with capacity to keep 200 to 16,000 liters of fuel or water.

According to Rodrigues, the installed production capacity of the factory is of 450 reservoirs per month, although the current economic and social moment of the country caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is hampering its productivity.

"We are having some difficulties to acquire raw material from Asia, namely Thailand, China and South Korea, due to exchange difficulties", he said.
The workforce in this type of industry is not very large, with the factory currently having at least 10 employees, Rodrigues said, adding that the market is currently the provinces of Benguela Huila, Huambo and Cuanza Sul.

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