China’s Sinohydro to build infrastructures in Malanje, Angola

19 May 2010

Malanje, Angola, 19 May – The first phase of the infrastructure construction project in Malanje province is expected to cost US$84 million, with work in the hands of Chinese company Sinohydro, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Whilst presenting the project the head of the infrastructure and means of communication department of the Ministry for Urbanism and Construction, Nhanga Assunção, said that initially it would be based on water supply, rain and waste water drainage systems and treatment stations, as well as work on roads and electricity.

He also said that in terms of water supply, the proposed system would be carried out based on the Cuije river (11 kilometres from the provincial capital), with a component of tapping the water, sending it for pumping, treatment station, transport pipes, vertical distribution centre and pipes and distribution networks for the city.

For the waste water drainage systems, according to Assunção collection networks would be set up along roads in existing structured areas and on those being extended, adding that sewage network facilities would be in line with the characteristics of current urbanised areas.

In terms of roads, digging, levelling, paving and signage work would be carried out on a 23-kilometre section.

In terms of power supply, the aim is to improve the production and transmission system and implement new methods of distribution and public lighting. (macauhub)