Angolan Government Wants Bigger Role for Private Investors in Infrastructure


Angolan Transports minister Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu, commended the country’s partnership with China in the economic sector, supporting a bigger role for private investors in infrastructure.

Speaking at the online conference on Economic and Commercial Co-operation China-Africa 2020, the minister  highlighted the country’s need for continuous investments in infrastructures, so that it can achieve the goals outlined in the African Union Charter in relation to the continental free trade agreement.

“It is time to find a very integrated and co-ordinated approach, based on a perspective of sharing risks, enabling the private sector and the business community to support the governmental efforts towards achieving a sustainable economic growth”, defended the minister.

Viegas D’Abreu invited the business community that participated in the meeting to invest in Angola, outlining the facilities and advantages the African country has for private and foreign investment.

He explained that the Angola-China partnership reached such a point that the Asian country is “the first destination of Angolan exports and the second main importer (of Angola’s products), besides being the chief international creditor due to the support it gives to the public investments programme of Angola”.


Photo: Angolan Transports minister Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu

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