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Government launches tender for two Logistics Platforms in Zaire province

The Angolan Cargo and Logistics Regulation Agency (ARCCLA) will receive until 6 January 2022 the candidacies for the design, construction, operation and commercial management of the Soyo and Luvo Logistics Platforms, informed the Government.

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The international public tender for the concession of the country's first two logistics platforms was launched this Wednesday in the municipality of Soyo, in Zaire province, by the minister of Transport, Ricardo de Abreu.

These concessions aim to promote development and private investment in the country's logistics sector, as well as to contribute to the diversification of the country's economy, namely in the agribusiness and industry sectors, and to increase the efficiency and diversification of services.

The Angolan Cargo and Logistics Regulation Agency is responsible for conducting the tender, which also aims to raise funds for the development of the National Network of Logistics Platforms (RNPL), introduce highly professional business management methods in the logistics sector , reduce costs and encourage competition and induce the competitiveness of the services provided.

The Soyo Logistics Platform, with an extension of 15 hectares, is located near the National Road 100, which connects Soyo to the province of Luanda, and construction began in 2011.

The operationalization of the Soyo Logistics Platform will require an indicative investment of US$24 million over 30 years.

The infrastructure plan includes the construction of five room temperature warehouses and another controlled temperature warehouse, a container park, a car park, warehouses and repair shops, as well as administrative, commercial and technical area buildings. the adjoining construction of a 25-hectare dry port is also included.

Exports between the municipality of Soyo and the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo were, in 2019, 33,827 tons of beverages, 16,603 tons of milling products, 14,743 tons of salt, 2,514 tons of sugar and confectionery and more than 4000 of other products.

With regard to the Luvo Logistics Platform, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has an extension of 18 hectares and will have six warehouses, four of which at room temperature and two at controlled temperature.

The estimated investment is around 37 million dollars, necessary for the operationalization of the Luvo Logistics Platform.

A container park, a fuel station, a car park for heavy vehicles, administrative buildings, commercial and technical areas.

The cross-border trade of Luvo and the DRC reached, in 2017, more than 78 thousand tons, the following year it was 76,293 tons, having reached, in 2019, 139,564 tons, decreasing, in 2020, to 77,752 tons.