New Angolan map project to begin in 2008

10 September 2007

Luanda, 10 Sept – Angola’s minister of urbanism and environment, Diekumpuna Sita José, has announced that the process of hiring a firm to draw up the country’s new cartography is now under way.

“One of the limits we have is the statistical data on population and on activities that occur in each place in the provinces, and we especially have major limits in the technical field because the country’s cartography is out of date,” he told the Angolan news agency Angop Sunday in Luanda.

A public tender was thus launched last March, in coordination with the Ministries of Finance and Justice, to contract a specialized firm that can update all of Angola’s urban cartography, he added.

The work will enable the creation in five years of a database with the possibility of systematic updating, for better control, accompaniment and monitoring of the occupation of territorial space.

The National Geodesic Institute is currently updating the urban and rural registry, with a view to putting together a “single” registry to ensure those improvements, Sita José said.

“The candidate proposals were submitted by mid-May. The evaluation committee has now finished its work and only has to announce the winner,” he stressed. (macauhub)