Logistical platforms will boost agriculture: Angolan Transport Minister
Sept 13, 2016: Angolan Transport Minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás, said logistical platforms is set to bring about an increase in silage supply, boost the agricultural sector and stimulate the setting up of integrated logistical infrastructures of support to the industrial sector. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the conference on logistical platforms and the master plan to overcome the crisis, the Transport Minister stated that the silage project will stimulate the appearance of other activities in the industrial sector, with a more significant dimension. Augusto da Silva Tomás went on to say that the sectoral complementarities that will result from the concentration of various activities - such as trade, agriculture and services - can generate a spiral of growth. He also explained that in terms of the management of the project, it will have as model the exploration of public infrastructures, and the financing can come fully or partially from the private sector in a concession manner. The minister then defended that the project can also benefit several African countries.