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Country gets new mobile phone factory. Unit will generate over 100 new jobs

The country is preparing to open a factory for mobile phones, tablets and laptops. The factory, installed in the Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone, had an investment by Afrione of around 15 million dollars and a credit line of 2 billion dollars from the United Arab Emirates.


It is estimated that this plant produces more than 100,000 appliances per year. Besides contributing to the diversification of the sector, this plant will also initially create 150 new jobs.

According to Jornal de Angola, 80 per cent of the new jobs will be for Angolans. These jobs will be in the mobile phone production line.

As for the prices of the devices produced, the low range ones should cost between 3 to 4 thousand kwanzas. The more advanced, high-end devices will cost around 200 thousand kwanzas.

Besides the installation of the factory, distribution centres will also be built in Cabinda, Uíge, Huambo and Benguela.

For now the unit, which is almost ready to be inaugurated, will produce mobile phones. The production of computers and other devices is not yet scheduled to start up, but it is one of the objectives of the promoters - Indian entrepreneurs of the Contec Global Group, through the subsidiary Afrione.

The delay in the inauguration, according to Deslandes Rafael, former vice-president of the Angolan Skating Federation and Afrione's logistics coordinator in Angola, was due to the presence of covid-19 in the country.

The factory occupies an area of 1140 square meters and is composed of three departments: offices, manufacturing and storage.

In addition to Afrione's investment, this factory also has a 2 billion dollars credit line made available to Angola by the United Arab Emirates.

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