According to Rui Matata, Director of Communication and Image of Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da ZEE, these eight new factories are part of a total of 15 new factories that that area will host.
In a statement to the Angolan newspaper Jornal de Angola, the responsible made it known that the factories in question are Mafcom, Nafta, Tyo Indústria, Damassaya, Yoni Bem, Quinta dos Jugais, Parlmentar and Mayaya-Mafuta.
Last Friday, to analyse the phase of the works of the factories, a ZEE management team visited the infrastructures of the industrial establishments. During this visit, it was found that at Mafcom - a factory that will produce packaged milk and other food products - the work of the factory is almost finished, the biggest challenge being the delays in the arrival of Portuguese, Spanish and Italian equipment, due to covid-19.
Nafta - which will have a detergent production plant and a steel product plant - is due to move forward in September. According to Jornal de Angola, this factory received an initial investment of 14 million dollars for detergent production and funding of 17.5 million dollars for the steel plant. In a second phase, the two factories will receive around 21 million dollars.
These two plants will generate around 150 new jobs, the same paper says.
The detergent plant is also expected to produce around 20,000 tonnes of product per year.
Tyo Indústria has already started its production. Linked to the production of cosmetics, the factory has already started to produce the soap "Mamã Zungueira" and the soap "Diana", two brands with the stamp "made in Angola". With the facilities at 95 per cent, this factory should create 30 new jobs at an early stage.
Yoni Bem, which will produce pasta, has invested 15 million dollars and plans to hire 75 people.
Rui Matata explained that these eight new factories will be inaugurated between the months of August and September, explaining that the inauguration of the units had to be postponed because of covid-19. Besides these eight factories, ZEE plans to inaugurate seven more next year.
He also pointed out that the factories that are still being built are already at an advanced stage: around 60 per cent of the work has already been completed.
Rui Matata considered that these new additions will be an added value for ZEE, considering all the work developed as positive despite the impact that covid-19 has caused economically in the country.
The EEZ consists of 150 plants and with the addition of these new eight plants this area will have about 80 plants in operation.