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Carlos Rosado argues that the government must create more opportunities to attract investors

The Government should establish more international meetings with the aim of attracting investors and, thus, strengthening the country's diamond sector. The idea was supported this Thursday by Carlos Rosado, who was speaking in Saurimo, on the sidelines of the first International Diamond Conference.

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The economist, speaking to Angop, admitted that the strategy used to attract investors is still fragile, however, with the implementation of initiatives like the conference, it could attract investments.

"There is a need for the Executive and its partners to continue holding events of this kind, with annual or more periodicity, so that the regions with the highest rate of diamond production are targets of serious investments, which contribute to the development of the same areas", he defended.

Carlos Rosado clarified that, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics, diamonds represent 0.6 percent of the country's GDP and contribute 1.7 to the State's revenues, generating around 15 thousand jobs.

However, he referred that "the contribution of diamonds is not measured by the income they provide, but by what is helping to improve the lives of populations, especially in the eastern region, where there are larger projects for mining the ore".

In the eyes of the economist, the Government, together with the business community, should review the action program at the social level, to support the families that live near the mines, writes Angop.

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