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Chinese built power project to energize 300,000 Angolan homes

Christian Fernsby |
A power project in Angola undertaken by Chinese firm is expected to provide electricity to 300,000 households and benefit more than 2.5 million people.

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The handover ceremony of the Belo Monte substation in the electrification and household connection project in Luanda, Angola, contracted by a Chinese enterprise, was held in Cacuaco, Luanda province.

According to Li Xunfeng, chief representative of Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) in Angola, the project in Luanda mainly includes the construction of nine substations and related supporting projects.

At present, all substations have been put into operation. Some of the households connection work is underway, and the project is expected to be completed in August this year.

Angola’s minister of Energy and Water Joao Borges said at the handover ceremony that the Luanda province electrification and household connection project is part of the Angolan National Development Plan, which mainly guarantees the national electricity supply in Angola.

After the completion of the project, the distribution capacity of Luanda province will be greatly improved, and 300,000 households will be electrified, improving the lives of residents and benefit the local people, said Borges.

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