Government of Huila, Angola rebuilds Chicomba mini-hydro dam

10 February 2015

The provincial government of Huila will spend US$1.9 million in the recovery of a mini-hydro dam in the Chicomba municipality designed to produce electricity and to stimulate agriculture, the governor announced recently.

João Marcelino Tyipinge said that the project to recover the mini-hydro dam had been decided by the provincial government to improve the quality of life of the people and provide electricity to economic projects.

The dam is located in the municipal capital, on the Cuvundji river, and will produce about 300 kilowatts of electricity and pump water in sufficient quantity to farms.

The municipality of Chicomba is 220 kilometres from Lubango and has an estimated population of 127,000 inhabitants, according to 2014 Census data. (macauhub/AO)