Chinese company CMEC build power line in Angola

23 February 2007

Luanda, Angola, 23 Feb – The installation of the power transmission cable between Viana-Luanda Sul-Cazenga and the construction of electricity sub-stations in Angola will be concluded in April and August, respectively, said China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation (CMEC), which is responsible for the project.

The announcement was made in Luanda by Song Qi Shui, director of CMEC in Angola, the company chosen by Angola’s ENE to carry out the work estimated to cost US$77 million, financed through the credit line granted by China to Angola via China’s Eximbank.

ENE representative Júlio Capitango said that 180 Chinese workers were involved in the project as well as Angolan workers, the total number fo which he did not reveal.

The details of the installation of the 220 Kv line, over 30 kilometers, were made public during an official visit to the work area by Angolan deputy Energy and Water minister, Rui Tito.

As part of the same project, in December 2006 an electricity substation was re-opened in Mabuba, in the north of Bengo province. (macauhub)