Angola: Luanda’s new lighting system to cost US$15 million

6 October 2008

Luanda, Angola, 6 Oct – The project to refurbish and expand Luanda’s public lighting system, which is due for conclusion at the beginning of 2009, represents an investment of US$15 million, Angolan news agency Angop reported Thursday.

The agency cited João Elias, the managing director of Inotec, tehc ompany responsible for carrying out the work, as saying that the contract consisted of refurbishing the entire public lighting and electricity distribution grid, as well as creating a new medium and low voltage grid.

The project also includes restructuring of the medium and low voltage electricity grid, as well as repairing the underground network.

The work is due to take 10 months and, according to Elias, is part of a convention set up between Inotec and the technical Office of the Luanda provincial government (GPL).

Inotec, which has been in the Angolan market for three months, is part of Portuguese group CME – Construção e Manutenção Elçectromecânica, and is also working on the refurbishment and expansion of the public lighting systems in Bié province. (macauhub)