Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:25 - Updated Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:42
Transport sector needs 200 million USD
Luanda - The transport sector needs nearly USD 200 million to reduce spending and maintain the sustainability of companies and jobs, said Monday in Luanda, the Secretary of State for Civil, Maritime and Ports Area, Carlos Borges.
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Speaking at the end of a meeting with operators in the sector about the economic impact of covid-19, the official said that preliminary calculations, from the point of view of supporting treasury in companies, indicate the need for State support for the maintenance jobs and company sustainability.
"What we want, in the next stage, is to make the connection with commercial banking, because this money has to come from the market and we are trying to ensure this bridge and communication with the different market agents", he reinforced.
He added, however, that the study indicates that in the next six or nine months companies in the sector will be able to recover a substantial part of the losses, stressing, however, that the loss of revenue may rise between 40 or 50% in December.
In his turn, Francisco Paciente, president of the New Alliance of Taxi Drivers, stressed that the main concern of the associates is linked to the misinterpretation made by the national police agents about the State of Emergency.
“We are being harmed even more at this stage, because some municipal administrations are exaggerating their measures, such as the police.
To date, more than 200 vehicles have been seized from our affiliates, ”he said.
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