Israeli engineering firm Tahal Group has won its largest-ever infrastructure project—a $370-million, seven-year contract with an Angolan government-owned company to design, build, manage and operate an agricultural development project in the country’s Kiminha region.
“This is the biggest project in Tahal’s history and an important one for the company’s future development,” Tahal President and CEO Saar Bracha said in a statement. Tahal has been focusing in recent years on agricultural infrastructure projects in Angola and China.
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