Provincial Development Plan for Zaire, Angola, costs US$7 billion

16 December 2014

The Zaire Provincial Development Plan, approved Monday by the Economic Commission of the Angolan Council of Ministers, includes estimated expenses of 715 billion kwanza (US$7 billion), said the provincial governor.

José Joanes André said that amount, to be invested by 2017, will allow for continued construction of a hospital with a capacity of 377 beds.

The hospital, Joanes André said, will have its own wastewater treatment plant, an incinerator, as well as residences for teachers and technical staff working in the facility.

A health sciences university is also planned to be built around the hospital, noted the governor cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

The Zaire Provincial Development Plan outlines the priority areas, in addition to infrastructure, of agriculture, artisanal fishing and tourism and is intended to help stem high levels of migration to the region. (macauhub/AO)