Chinese firm wins contract to build irrigation systems in Angola

30 July 2007

Luanda, Angola, 30 July – Sinohydro Corp. of China has been awarded a contact to build and rehabilitate irrigation systems in the Angolan provinces of Bengo, Huila, Moxico and Kwanza Sul, media reported.

State news agency Angop said the contact, signed between the Chinese company and the Angolan Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, is worth US$ 54 million and part of a credit line granted by China’s Eximbank to the African state.

The project will complete a second and final phase of four irrigation projects.

Synohydro is also undertaking a drinking water supply project in the city of Quelimane, capital of Mozambique’s Zambezia province, in a venture valued at around US$ 13 million.

The Mozambican project is being funded through a World Bank loan to Maputo’s Water Supply Investment Fund. (macauhub)