The Master Metropolitan Plan for Luanda Province is due to be officially presented in the second half of December, announced in Luanda the coordinator of the project, Neusa Inglês.
The coordinator, who was speaking at a seminar held as part of the celebrations of the World Day of Cities, announced the plan would be published in book form as well as on the Internet.
The plan projects a population growth of 6.5 million to 12.9 million, and to meet population growth and is based on three fundamental pillars – Luanda becoming easier to live in, more beautiful and more international.
Luanda being easier to live in is related to introducing more essential equipment and services such as schools, hospitals, parks and other community facilities, beautiful Luanda has to do with the preservation of the natural environment, the cultural heritage of the province, as well as its urban character and identity and international Luanda plans to make the city a future economic hub for Southern Africa.
Neusa Inglês said the plan was drawn up over 48 months by a multi-sector team, coordinated by the Urbinvest company.
Present at the lecture, the minister of Territorial Administration, Bornito de Sousa, said that 62 percent of Angola’s population lives in urban areas and the metropolitan area of Luanda is home to a quarter of the country’s 24 million inhabitants. (macauhub/AO)