Democratic Republic of Congo: three Italian construction companies to build agri-food processing platforms
Work has recently started on the construction of three agri-food processing platforms in the city of Lukula, in the Bas Fleuve district in Kongo Central Province, on the border with the Kabinda Angolan enclave, entirely built by three Italian companies: Societa' Italiana di Monitoraggio, Sovimp and Crono Servizi. The project is promoted by the World Bank with a financing of 11 million dollars.
The group of Italian companies that designed the plants was tasked with restructuring the industrial plants, supply the machines for the production of palm oil, cassava flour and husked rice, managing the agri-food processing platforms for the first three years and facilitating market outlets for the processed products. The agri-food production chain will involve almost 20,000 farmers, 40% of whom are women. The project is the first important industrial endeavour in the area.
Hong Kong: Goppion wins a contract to set up an art museum
Goppion, an Italian company specialised in the design of shop windows and museum exhibition display cases, recently won a 7-million-euro contract to set up the Hong Kong museum of art. The museum, which conserves 16,000 Chinese artworks and also hosts international exhibitions, has been closed since 2015 in view of a pervasive expansion and modernisation project and is due to reopen to the public in 2019.
Goppion has been tasked with setting up the museum’s new display cases, providing the commissioner with the spearheading technological solutions for showcasing now available.