Minister inaugurates project built in Angola by Chinese company

14 January 2015

Chinese company Sinohydro built a new plant for collection, treatment and distribution of drinking water and the system to expand and improve the medium voltage grid and public lighting system in the city of Menongue in Angola’s Kuando Kubango province,all of which were inaugurated by the Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges.

The new plant for collection, treatment and distribution of drinking water, which cost US$45 million, has a capacity to pump 11 billion cubic metres of water a day and will benefit many of the inhabitants of the urban and suburban areas of the city of Menongue and the Missombo commune.

This project, which took 20 months to complete, has a reservoir of 6,000 cubic metres of water and a network extension of 59.9 kilometres, and also included building 100 water fountains in the district.

The project for the expansion and improvement of the medium voltage grid and the public lighting system of the city of Menongue cost US$53 million and will enable about 12,000 residential connections in the city of Menongue and Missombo commune.

The work, which was also carried out by Sinohydro in a period of 20 months, included installation of 59 630 and 250 KVA transformer stations, and 15 kilometres of street lighting in the main roads of the city of Menongue. (macauhub/AO/CN)

MACAUHUB FRENCH