28 October 2008

Angola: U.S. Pledges Support to Construction of Houses

Luanda — The United States (US) ambassador to Angola, Dan Mozena, Tuesday in Luanda reiterated his country's availability to assist Angola in building of the best houses to cater for population.

The US diplomat said this at the end of a meeting held with Urbanisation and Housing minister, Sita José. According to him, the US private and public sectors can, greatly, assist Angola in this "huge task of real estate sector".

"My talk with Mr Sita José meant to ask for explanation on the way the Angolan Government will handle the one million houses construction project until 2012", stressed the diplomat.

Dan Mozena pledged that he will continue keeping in touch with the Angolan Urbanisation and Housing minister with a view to find ways allowing the US investors to participate in this commitment of the Angolan Government and the president, José Eduardo dos Santos, in this process.

In his turn, the Urbanisation and Housing minister, Sita José, voiced "good" the meeting with Dan Mozena, as he pledged to contact in his country the partners interested in participating in Angola's undertaking.

"We informed the US ambassador that the government strategy for the construction of these residences is also open to the participation of all Angolan society and international community", said the minister, who cited the president's speech on the State's active participation and priority to the offer of high and low income residences.

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