Caxito — A public tender for the construction of a hydroelectric power plant at Kiminha dam, northern Bengo province, will be launched soon, announced Monday in that region the Angolan minister of Energy, Emanuela Lopes.
The information was disclosed to the press at the end of a visit paid by the minister to the Kiminha hydroelectric project, accompanied by the minister of Public Works, Higino Carneiro and the governor of Bengo, Jorge Inocêncio Dombolo.
Emanuela Lopes explained that the hydroelectric power plant will produce 16 megawatts and will have an electricity transportation line covering a distance of 50 kilometres, to supply the districts of Viana and Cacuaco, in the country's capital (Luanda), as well as Kiminha region and others surroundings areas of Bengo province.
On his turn, Minister Higino Carneiro referred that the Angolan Engineering Laboratory has been carrying out some rehabilitation works at Kiminha dam.
Kiminha has the third biggest artificial lake of the country, with 1,5 cubic metres of water, and might also be considered as a tourism site after the construction of a hotel complex.