Twenty years after setting up shop in Angola, the Chinese company Niodior opened, this Saturday, in Luanda, a factory with the capacity to assemble more than 11,000 Keweseki motorcycles a year.
The inauguration of the infrastructure, which had a global investment of 15 million dollars, was the responsibility of the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Victor Fernandes.
On the occasion, the official said that, despite Covid-19, the partners continue to bet and trust in the policies of the Angolan Executive, as is the case of this factory, which generated 50 jobs, with a guarantee of reaching 200 in a short space. of time.
The assembly of these important means of transport in the country will allow the reduction of their imports, according to the official.
“From 2020 to 2021, the country imported 59,920 motorcycles, with US$31,544,955 being spent on this process”, revealed the minister.
He underlined that this type of projects contribute positively to the promotion of the Rural Trade Development Program (PDCR), especially in the sale of small products, as well as in the transport of other goods for trade.
For his part, the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Gong Tao, said that Chinese companies will continue to contribute to economic development and the promotion of employment in the country.
In this context, China encourages Chinese businessmen to invest more in Angola in the areas of technology, industry, agriculture and fisheries and minerals and infrastructure, to ensure sustainable development and quality of life for Angolans.
The president of the Angola and China Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Luís Cupenala, believes that these investments reflect the healthy business environment between the two countries.
He recalled that the Angola/China trade balance in 2021 was US$23 billion, of which US$20.34 billion came from exports and US$2.64 billion from imports.