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Angola, Regional Logistics Force

Angola, Regional Logistics Force

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Article TitleAngola, Power Regional LogisticsAngola is a country undergoing rapid growth, with potential military, economic and logisticalsupport in the future to become a great regional power, with a paper rivaling neighboringSouth Africa in the southern part of Africa.The economy and population are booming, especially in Luanda, with growth of about 20% of GDP, though with a recent drop-off in growth due to low oil prices, and with a very highpopulation growth , which should double the values of 2000 in just over 10 years, surpassing20 million by 2015.With an inflation rate which decreased up to 10%, political and economic stability,consumption, income and production has flourished along with cargo movements exponential,only limited by the normal rate of expansion of infrastructure and maximize theircompetitiveness.The main production and head movement with the outside is oil, particularly with the U.S. andChina, which dominates the GDP by about 60 to 70%, but employs a small percentage of thepopulation, to be capital intensive.Without oil, the country's GDP would still be reduced as the neighboring countries. But withhim, Angola has the potential to employ their incomes temporarily, until the end reserves,diversification and exponentiation of other economic sectors and infrastructure.Services dominate 20% of GDP and agriculture only 10% formal and it is important to formalizethe market economy and its inclusion in paying taxes.GDP per capita compared to the neighbors is misleading due to this aspect of oil, but still, thestandard of living in Luanda is much higher than neighboring countries closer.The country has three main land corridors, one north to the capital of the Democratic Republicof Congo (RCD), another from the center of Lobito to the DRC and Zambia, and another southto Namibia, the busiest border. It is however still a country with scarce land flows, whencompared with neighboring countries especially South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique, buteven in Zambia, Namibia and the DRC. This limitation in the region in terms of flows land istemporary, and can be fully reversed in the coming years with the construction of necessaryinfrastructure, developing with the support especially from the Chinese government.Road Networkhttp://na.unep.net/siouxfalls/globalpop/africa/Appendix_7.htmlThe ports have to be greatly increased because currently do not allow the transhipment of cargo and entry to land transit to other countries for lack of capacity and because of the highrate expected by the huge influx of cargo to domestic demand. Thus, despite their greatmovement of cargoes in bulk in special containers in the export and import, the Angolan portscould not even move from the feeder ports hub.Network Portshttp://www.infrastructureafrica.org/key-msg/sector/too-many-ports-handle-africa% E2% 80%99s-maritime-trade-traffic% E2% 80% 94few-them-large-enough- Attract-m

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