Angola: Huíla provincial government sets aside 14,000 hectares of land for social use

16 January 2009

Lubango, Angola, 16 Jan – The provincial government of Huíla in Angola has set aside 14,000 hectares of land in the municipality of Lubango for construction of economic and social facilities, particularly economical housing, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The municipal administrator of Lubango, Vigílio Tyova said the six areas of 4,000 hectares each were located on the outskirts of the city of Lubango, where economical housing, hospitals, clinics, police station, markets and other social facilities are planned to be built.

The project is being developed in the province’s 14 municipalities, and includes construction of housing for young people and technical workers, as well as public institutions, in order to increase the supply of goods and services to the population.

The Huíla government this year will receive an amount of 5 billion kwanzas for construction of 1,300 economical homes in the province.

Tyova also said that the Government planned to provide 5.812 billion kwanzas to launch two new industrial areas in Lubango, one of which in Vila Paula and the other in Caculuvale.

Lubango, which is the capital of Huíla province, covers an area of 3,140 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 1.4 million. (macauhub)