At least 12 million euros were granted by the European Union (EU) for the implementation in Angola of the Expansion Program of the Rural Proximity Commercial Network.
The money is embedded in technical assistance support to the trade support program and has a permanent team that will assist the Ministry of Trade in various issues to strengthen the country’s ability to diversify the economy over a period of six years.
According to the deputy head of the EU delegation in Angola, Marta Brites, and the technical assistance team has been in the country for two years, and has done a lot of work.
The EU technical Assistance has conducted study of export potential for fisheries products, timber and studies on neighboring markets, particularly in Zambia, Congo and Namibia.
In his turn, Secretary of State for Trade Amadeu Nunes, in opening the auscultation workshop and sharing with the partners about the program of expansion of the rural commercial network of proximity, said that Angolan Government wants to consolidate the existence of the commercial network retailer.