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Japan To Provide Angola 900,500 Zinc Sheets

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LUANDA, Angola (PANA) - Angola is to received 937,500 zinc roofing sheets from Japan under an agreement signed in Luanda over the weekend.
Angolan deputy minister in the ministry of assistance and social reinsertion, Junior Joao, and the Japanese director of the technical unit for the co-ordination humanitarian aid for Angola, Takeaki Sato, signed the accord.

Joao said the zinc plates are intended for phased construction of 24,000 houses for war displaced persons.

In the first phase, which started in January 1999, 8,000 houses were built in the outskirts of Luanda while the same number are to be built throughout the country in the second phase scheduled to start in March, Joao said.

Japan also channelled over 70 tonnes of rice to Angola in 1999.

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