Major public works in Angola will be more closely supervised

26 February 2019

More than 10% of the significant 790 projects that have economic and social impacts in Angola will be monitored more closely by 11 ministries, the executive secretary of the National Council of Public Works (CNOP) announced on Monday in Luanda.


António Resende, who made statements at the end of the 1st ordinary meeting of the plenary of the National Council of Public Works, said that this body will oversee and, in some cases, review budgets for projects of great technical complexity, such as hospitals, universities, roads, bridges, dams, libraries, among others.


The council, he added, coordinated by the Minister of State for Economic and Social Development, Manuel José Nunes Júnior, will also oversee private works with economic and social impact, from their feasibility study up until their objective to benefit society.


The CNOP is coordinated by the Minister of State for Economic and Social Development, assisted by the Minister of Construction and Public Works and comprises the heads of 11 ministerial departments (Industry, Housing, Land Administration, Science and Technology, Telecommunications, Transport, Finance, Energy and Waters).


The government set up the National Public Works Council to coordinate the state’s large construction projects, replacing other existing structures, in line with Presidential Decree 202/18, which came into force on 31 August.


The decree sets out the CNOP as the advisory support body responsible for planning, supervising and monitoring the implementation of relevant public works projects of great technical complexity and with significant economic, social or environmental implications.


It is also the responsibility of the CNOP to monitor private investments with direct and immediate impact on public infrastructure or significant social implications that will preventively ensure their harmonisation with a view to safeguarding their efficiency and effectiveness and technical and urban adequacy. (macauhub)