China builds electricity grid for Luanda and Bengo in Angola

17 June 2019

Leaders of Chinese company Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) announced that by the end of August they will complete the last connections that will allow the electrification of more than 300,000 houses in Luanda, benefiting more than 2.5 million people .

Li Xunfeng told the XInhua news agency that since October 2016, nine substations have been built and all are now operational.

The electrification project, located in the provinces of Luanda and Bengo, cost about US$675 million.

China’s ambassador to Angola, Gong Tao, said the project is a small example of Sino-Angolan cooperation in the financial and infrastructure sectors and has allowed the construction and repair of over 2,800 kilometres of railway lines, built more than 100,000 social houses, 100 schools and 50 hospitals. (Macauhub)