Article Title Angola, Power Regional Logistics Angola is a country undergoing rapid growth, with potential military, economic

and logistical support in the future to become a great regional power, with a paper rivaling neighboring South 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 high population growth , which should double the values of 2000 in just over 10 years, surpassing 20 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 their competitiveness. The main production and head movement with the outside is oil, particularly with the U.S. and China, which dominates the GDP by about 60 to 70%, but employs a small percentage of the population, to be capital intensive. Without oil, the country's GDP would still be reduced as the neighboring countries. But with him, 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 formalize the 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, the standard 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 Republic of Congo (RCD), another from the center of Lobito to the DRC and Zambia, and another south to Namibia, the busiest border. It is however still a country with scarce land flows, when compared with neighboring countries especially South Africa, Tanzania and Mozambique, but even in Zambia, Namibia and the DRC. This limitation in the region in terms of flows land is temporary, and can be fully reversed in the coming years with the construction of necessary infrastructure, developing with the support especially from the Chinese government. Road Network http://na.unep.net/siouxfalls/globalpop/africa/Appendix_7.html The 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 high rate expected by the huge influx of cargo to domestic demand. Thus, despite their great movement of cargoes in bulk in special containers in the export and import, the Angolan ports could not even move from the feeder ports hub. Network Ports http://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

The growth of domestic demand very intense and surpasses any increase port and increased competitiveness that has been done in earnest. The new deepwater port of Dande and expansion of Luanda and Lobito may be the solution for the creation of terminals serving not only the economy of the hinterland, but also work with land and sea hubs for the supply of surrounding countries with charges that add value industrial and logistic areas of Angola. Do not use these opportunities can lead to neighboring ports in Namibia (Walvis Bay), Congo (Ponta Negra) and South Africa covering this role that would fit in a natural way to Angola. Another important role will be the logistical and industrial import substitution with the creation of logistics zones and modern industrial facilities with the installation of companies, and even seeking to develop production for consumption in neighboring countries or to take advantage of the transit of raw materials originating landlocked neighboring countries, without ports (DRC and Zambia), to add value, creating jobs and economic development in Angola. Another important issue in development is on track-to-iron. The port of Luanda has only rail link to northern Angola, Malange to the region, producing cereals and agricultural products, and connected to the terrestrial hinterland of diamonds, circulating mainly by road. The port of Namibe only have a local rail corridor and the port of Lobito rail link is in the process of improvement, areas of ore producers Angola and the DRC and Zambia, producing areas of minerals, especially copper, as well as Namibia, where ports are strong competitors of the Angolan ports to southern Angola. It should create a network linking the ports with ease and industrial areas of Angola to the markets of neighboring countries for minerals and container, which is being done with the help of the Chinese. Existing and Planned Network Rail http://www.schillerinstitute.org/economy/maps/maps3.html Created the necessary capacity in ports for transhipment and transit, building lines in the corridors to neighboring countries and connecting corridors, with the inclusion of industrial and logistics platforms, reducing port costs and enhancing competitiveness, waiting times, also facilitating the free movement across borders of value added products that Angola, in Angola to add value and are intended or coming to the ports of Angola, will be able to ensure competitiveness and Angolan production to supply the population with domestic products, leveraging the Angola critical mass to be a regional hub to create value internally, facilitating the installation of businesses and industries to replace imports and exports to neighbors, putting the country on the map of logistics development and economic and industrial circles as a great power regional facilities.

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