Chinese group manages housing complex in Luanda, Angola

27 May 2016

Construction group China Tiesiju Civil Engineering (ETSC) has created a property management company to manage the Sequela complex, which it has built on the outskirts of Luanda, said the company’s director.

Wen Yongjun, quoted by the All Africa website, said that following a request from the local government and the project’s residents, the group created the management company and set up a centre for logistics support, through which 100 Chinese workers provide 24-hour services to all residents.

“We try to provide quality and timely services, maintaining the water supply network, electrical installations and other infrastructure and providing repair services to residents of the development,” Wen said.

Built using the thousands of Chinese workers employed by the group, the Sequela housing complex is made up of 10,108 apartments spread over 439 buildings, featuring shops, schools, kindergartens and other basic infrastructure.

The complex was delivered to the government of Angola in May 2014, five years after the start of construction, it currently houses about 60,000 people.

Sequela is one of several housing complexes that were built in the southern part of the capital Luanda, a city originally designed for 350,000 people and that due to the process of decolonisation and the civil war that followed it currently has 7.6 million inhabitants. (macauhub/AO/CN)