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Angola to produce 600,000 cubic meters of timber annually

LUANDA, (The Southern African Times) – Angola’s forestry potential is estimated at 70 million hectares, which allows it to produce 600,000 cubic meters of timber annually, Angola’s Minister of State for Economic Coordination Manuel Nunes Junior said.

If the available forestry resources are exploited in a rational and sustainable way, the country can have a commercial reserve of timber of about 606 million cubic meters, the minister said at a forum on Thursday, focusing on the national forest.

He also underscored the potential of Angola’s flora and fauna as an important asset, which can contribute to the increase and diversification of the national production and exports.

The sustainable exploitation of the available resources will increase the sector’s competitiveness, attract more national and foreign investors, and thus increases the levels of employability in the country, he added. 

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