Located in Dondo, the factory has already received 80 tons of cotton and products to produce jeans-type fabric – called combernoiles – as well as spare parts.
According to the factory's general director, Alexandre Carlos Neto, quoted by Jornal de Angola, 540 tonnes of cotton are still awaiting reception, which are in the Port of Luanda awaiting customs clearance. Number that he considered as sufficient to start the normal operation of the factory unit.
The official also made it known that as soon as other replacement parts arrive, they will be assembled to start production.
"We're going to start with just one experimental shift," he added.
Regarding the workers, the factory's general director explained that the 1504 employees who were trained will enter the company's staff in stages, until the unit is fully operational, as occurred during the training, which began with the domain of textile technologies, following processing, spinning, knitting and confection.
Thus, he explained that they will follow "the same model in the start-up phase of production until all the trained personnel are inside developing what they learned during the training", he said, quoted by Jornal de Angola.
With currently 54 employees, the factory will see this number increase in the next 20 days to around 200. The priority, according to the same newspaper, is the spinning mill, which in the initial stage should have around 150 employees.