Government of Angola awards projects in Cabinda to Chinese companies

23 September 2016

A Chinese company has been hired by the government of Angola to build a power grid and respective residential connections in the city of Cabinda, with the respective contract signed on Wednesday in that provincial capital.

The project for electrification and domestic connections in the city of Cabinda is budgeted at US$60 million and includes construction of three major electrical substations, installation of hundreds of transformation posts and 30,000 household connections, allowing about 180 000 people access to electricity for the first time.

On the same occasion the government awarded two construction projects to strengthen the supply of drinking water to the people of Cabinda to companies that are part of the China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corporation and China Railway Construction Corporation.

The first project was awarded to a company from the China Railway Group 20 Bureau Group Corporation, has a completion period of 23 months, will cost US$120.2 million and, according to the Angolan news agency Angop will benefit over 630,000 residents when it is linked up to the second project.

The second project was awarded to a China Railway Construction Corporation company, and also has a lead time of 23 months and cost US$88.8 million.

The Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, who travelled to Cabinda to witness the signing of contracts, also launched an electricity and water project in Dinge commune, in the municipality of Cacongo, which is 95 kilometres north of Cabinda. (macauhub/AO/CN)