Expanded Angolan power station due to reopen in 2021

19 August 2020

The Chinese-funded expansion of the Luachimo hydroelectric power station in northeastern Angola should be completed in time for the facility to be re-started in the first half of next year, Angop reports.

The Angolan state-run news agency quotes Joaquim da Costa, the project manager, as saying over 60 per cent of the expansion work is done.

The report says a Chinese bank provided the US$212 million needed to increase the capacity of the power station to 34 MW from 8 MW.

The power station will supply electricity to over 186,300 households round about, Angop says.

In a separate report, an Angolan newspaper, Jornal de Angola, says the contractor doing the work is state-owned China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/expanded-angolan-power-station-due-to-reopen-in-2021/

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