The Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Júnior, defended, this Tuesday, 15th, in Luanda, the contribution of the ports of West and Central Africa in the sustainable development of the countries of the referred regional blocks of the African continent.
Manuel Nunes Júnior was speaking when he spoke at the opening of the 42nd Annual Management Council for West and Central Africa, which runs until the 24th of November of the National School of Public Policies (ENAPP).
For the Angolan official, the countries that are part of the organization should study mechanisms for energy solutions and seek solutions through which the use of ports does not contribute to climate change and are up to the challenges they bring.
Manuel Nunes Júnior expressed his concern regarding the likely energy solutions for port infrastructures, for technical and technological solutions, as well as for the treatment of liquid and solid waste.
He reiterated, on the other hand, the construction of important transport infrastructures underway in the country, which allowed the transport of cargo and passengers with greater comfort and safety.
“We are going to complete the construction of the Deep Water Maritime Terminal in Caio, Cabinda province, as well as start the project for the adjacent Free Trade Zone. We have the Moçâmedes Bay Integrated Development project underway, among others”, he said.
The mentioned projects, according to the official, allow to increase the capacity of production and export, mainly, of mineral resources, as well as the dynamization of other sectors, with particular emphasis on tourism and culture.
“Infrastructures must be suitable for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, within the framework of innovative and effective solutions to mitigate these effects”, he reiterated.