IP Engenharia receives Delegation from the Ministry of Economy and Planning of the Republic of Angola
IP Engenharia, the engineering company of the Infraestruturas de Portugal Group, met on May 21 with Delegates form the Angolan Ministry of Economy and Planning, with the assessment to establish a helpful cooperation for technical training courses in the area of public-private partnerships.
António Pombal, National Director for Integration, Cooperation and Business of the Ministry of Economy and Planning, led the Angola team, which also included Marcelino Pinto, National Director for Economy, Competitiveness and Innovation, and Mara Almeida, Head of the Office for Public-Private Partnerships.
The meetings took place at the Institute of Mobility and Transport (IMT) in Lisbon. Amílcar Monteiro, IP Engenharia Administrator, recalled the significance of public-private partnerships towards a sustainable development of infrastructures in Angola, therefore, the need to create training institutions at a national level in the country..
The Government of Angola plans to establish a new methodology for a national scale program of public-private partnerships, which will lead to significant changes in the current institutional configuration. Thus, the IP Group presented availability to contribute to this national goal, offering its know-how in the design and definition of a new organizational structure, as well as in training in strategic planning.
This establishes the first step towards a possible Technical Assistance based on sustainability and asset management, that can greatly benefit the two entities involved, namely by training the Ministry of Economy and Planning of Angola for the challenges it faces in the operationalization of its activities.
The trip the Angolan delegation took to Portugal was a result of the relationship IP Engenharia developed in the international market, especially settled with the Portuguese speaking countries.