During his visit to the manufacturing unit, located in the capital, more specifically in the municipality of Viana, the holder of the Economics and Planning portfolio "had the opportunity to visit" the factory, which is "equipped with cutting-edge technology and instruments used in production of ophthalmic lenses", says a statement sent to VerAngola.
Its inauguration, adds the note, will take place "in the next few days".
"This factory brings great benefits to the national economy, it will be able to positively impact the costs of purchasing lenses, due to the fact that they are produced locally, excluding the cost of international transport, as well as removing the need for the use of foreign exchange by other ophthalmic centers market", highlighted the Minister of Economy and Planning at the time.
Quoted in the note, Mário Caetano João also mentioned that in social terms, with the production of lenses in the country, there will be "an impact on the quality of life of glasses wearers".
In turn, Amyn Habib, administrator of Oftalmed, cited in the note, made it known that "the factory will have highly specialized staff, trained in Germany and Brazil, with the insertion of cutting-edge technology in the production process in order to guarantee quality, precision and excellence in the final product, and, above all, contributing to the visual health of the population".
According to the note, Oftalmed's manufacturing unit "was developed in collaboration with internationally renowned brands, such as German brands, ZEISS, one of the largest lens producers in the world, Schneider and Buhler, world-leading companies in the development and production of industrial machines for the sector".
With financing from the Development Bank of Angola (BDA), "this investment is extremely important for the socio-economic development of Angola, being the first in the industry producing specialized medical devices, in Central Africa and the PALOP", it reads still in the note.