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Sun, 24 May 2020 10:16 - Updated Sun, 24 May 2020 10:18

Trade sector defends improved service to ensure product flow

Luanda - Angolan minister of Industry and Commerce, Victor Fernandes, Saturday said that idled equipment existing in the Logistics Centers, mainly those in Luanda, should be at the service of the entire chain of logistics and distribution of products in the field.

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Victor Fernandes recommended so during his visit to Luanda Logistics and Distribution Center (CLOD) and Benfica Supply Market (MAB) on Saturday.

The minister announced plans to work on a plan for the logistics and distribution sector, to improve the flow of products from the countryside to cities.

According to the minister, the visit to these infrastructures (cold rooms, cleaning machines, packaging of fruits and vegetables, machinery for the treatment of fresh and dry products) aimed to assess the trading sector, the distribution operators, particularly and the idled equipment available.

“What we want this equipment to do is essentially the distribution of products produced locally under the measures of economic relief, adequacy of the logistical activity and its financing to enable the product reach the final consumer in large commercial centres, ”he said.

He is of the view that in terms of logistical infrastructure and equipment the country is well served, but he added that what is lacking is to properly adapt the circuit and stratify who the wholesalers are and should be, and who the retailers are or should be, as well as who should import and what to import.

As for the small producer, the minister spoke of existing packaging conditions in the centres.

On the other hand, the Executive's programme also aims to empower those citizens who already work in the informal distribution area with more means of transport and other technical and technological goods to better perform their jobs.

As for the lack of water and electricity from the public network, he said it was an issue to be dealt with by the responsible ministerial department, as many of the water and energy treatment centers are close to the logistics and distribution centers.

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