Hydroelectric dam due to be built in Angola’s Lunda Sul province

12 February 2014

Angola’s Minister for Energy and Water said Tuesday in Saurimo, the capital of Lunda Sul province, that a hydroelectric dam would be built in the region to improve the electricity supply to the population.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, João Baptista Borges said that economic viability and environmental impact studies were already underway for the project.

Without giving specific dates for work to begin, Borges said that the dam would have capacity to produce more electricity than other facilities in the region, the capacity of which totals around 16 megawatts.

Construction of the dam, according to Borges, will be carried out by public-private partnership between the central government and mining company Sociedade Mineira de Catoca.

He added that the region would have 42 megawatts of power at its disposal after the project started operating. (macauhub)