Mini-hydropower dam to be rebuilt in Cavango, Angola

31 May 2010

Chinhama, Angola, 31 May – Work will begin this year to rebuild the mini-hydropower dam in Cavango, destroyed during the civil war, Huambo Province Governor Fernando Faustino Muteka has announced.

Reconstruction of the dam, powerhouse, small substation and transport lines, along with the assembly of low-tension cables and other operational equipment, should cost the Huamba provincial government more than US$20 million and produce at least 10 megawatts of electric power.

During a visit to Chinhama commune about 137 km east of Huambo city, Muteka said on Saturday that the project, to be implemented this year and in 2011, will provide electric power to residents of the commune seat, the evangelical church mission and neighbouring villages. (macauhub)