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Soyo will have a tomato processing plant. Project will create more than 300 jobs

This Wednesday, the first stone was laid for the construction of a tomato processing plant in Soyo, in the province of Zaire. It is expected that the unit, which should start operating within two years, will generate more than 300 jobs.


The future factory – the first of tomato concentrate to be built in that area – is valued at 596 million kwanzas and will be able to process 600 tons of tomatoes monthly, writes Angop.

From a private initiative, the project will be installed in an area of ​​20 hectares, in the locality of Lumueno, and it is estimated that it will generate 350 jobs.

Regarding the raw material, Domingos Nvita Guerra, promoter of the project, informed that its supply to the factory is assured. Cited by Angop, he explained that the production areas of Lumueno, Lukata and Quêlo can be counted on, where it is estimated that around 300 tonnes of tomatoes are harvested monthly.

He also mentioned that in addition to these three zones, contracts were signed with 40 cooperatives. "In addition to these locations, we signed a contract with 40 peasant cooperatives in Zaire and in other provinces of our country", he said, quoted by Angop.

Pedro Aguiar dos Santos, municipal director of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in Soyo, also quoted by Angop, classified the undertaking as an advantage for farmers in the region in the disposal of surplus: "Large quantities of tomatoes end up spoiling every year in Soyo due to lack of outlets", he said, adding that around five tons of tomatoes are produced monthly in that municipality.

It should be noted that the laying of the first stone was guided by the president of the League of Entrepreneurs of Angola, Hirondino Garcia.

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