29 June 2012

Angola: Ministers Approve Regional Steering Plan On Infrastructures

Luanda — The committee of ministers in charge of infrastructures in SADC region approved last Thursday, in Luanda, a Steering Plan on the basic network in the sectors of transports, tourism, energy, water, meteorology, information and communication technologies.

This was announced by the assistant executive secretary for Economic and Regional Integration of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), João Caholo.

Speaking at a press conference, held in the end of the SADC Ministers Meeting, João Caholo informed that the mentioned steering plan will be submitted to the next gathering of Heads of State and Government for approval, which scheduled for 17-18 August in Maputo, Mozambique.

He also revealed that this is a fifteen-year plan and its execution is divided in short, medium and long terms.

The SADC Ministers Meeting on Infrastructures that ended on Thursday was preceded by preparatory sessions of experts, which started last Tuesday, in Luanda.

Currently, SADC has 12 regional and local projects estimated at 500 million US dollars.

The SADC region comprises South Africa, Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Mauritius, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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