Angola is strongly considering neighbouring countries to be the main market for export of its salt as the country reaches surplus. The country’s minister of Fisheries, Victoria de Barros Neto, stated this recently in Moçamedes, southwestern Namibe province.
The minister who was speaking to the press at the end of a visit to a salt production plant in Moçâmedes, stressed that “neighbouring countries are a market with great demand for salt”. She spoke of the need for surplus to supply the region, taking advantage of the facility that the railways provide.
Based on this perspective, Victoria de Barros Neto said, the challenge for increase in salt production will continue, with the initial goal being to maximise the capacity and emergence of new plants. She said the emergence of new units is intended to increase the production of salt for domestic consumption and export.
The minister of Fisheries paid a 72-hour visit to Namibe, during which she inaugurated the facilities of the National Institute of Supervision and Aquaculture. The main countries receiving Angola salt are Italy, China, Brazil, Belgium, Germany, France and the United States.