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Chinese cleaning products group expands factory in Angola

The Chinese group Nice Group Co. Ltd is already expanding a cleaning products factory inaugurated a little over a year ago, in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Luanda-Bengo.

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The Nice Group has invested over a million yuan (about US$153,000) in construction of the factory, which opened in March 2020, with an initial capacity to produce 20,000 tons of detergent per year.

Despite the impact of covid-19, the Nice Group's products have managed to become popular in Angola, the Chinese Cleaning Products Industry Association (CCIA) argued on Thursday.

The Nice Group already had plans for two more phases of expansion which, according to Zhuo Ziquan, director-general of the Angolan subsidiary, will create the largest Chinese privately-owned factory in Angola.

The start of the expansion was announced during a visit to the factory by China's ambassador in Luanda, Gong Tao, this week, CCIA said in a statement.

The diplomat promised to actively support the development of the Nice Group in Angola and also praised the pandemic control measures implemented by the Chinese group.

Last week, the president of the Luanda-Bengo EEZ, António Henriques da Silva, said he hoped that the Nice Group could start exporting products manufactured in Angola.

The factory located in ZEE Luanda-Bengo is the first industrial unit created in Africa by the Nice Group, with headquarters in the province of Zhejiang, in the east of China.

The Chinese group's bet in Angola is born through a partnership with the local company NAKFA Comércio e Indústria Lda.

In July 2019, when the first stone was laid, the Chinese group promised that the factory would create more than a thousand jobs and improve the quality of life of Africans.