Sweden finances rural electrification projects in Angola

12 April 2019

Sweden will provide funds to run electrification projects in regions of Bengo province, the Angolan Energy and Water Minister said on Thursday in Stockholm.

João Baptista Borges, quoted by the Angop news agency, said that he had found with private entities and the government of Sweden, “great readiness to support electrification projects in Angola.”

The minister added that the next step would be, “the implementation of these projects, as there are already ongoing studies and funding guaranteed by the Swedish credit agency SEK (Svensk Exportkredit).”

Sandra Dias dos Santos, director of the Angolan Private Investment and Export Promotion Agency (Aipex), said that the agency is part of this delegation, “to continue the work that started in February when we were here for an economic seminar.”

The director said that an international forum on renewable energies was being prepared to be held in Angola under a partnership between Aipex and the Ministry of Energy and Water, and she was taking advantage of this trip to invite Swedish businesspeople to attend the meeting. (Macauhub)