28 December 2012

Angola: Minister to Launch New Cunene's New High Voltage Power Line Friday

Ondjiva — The new high voltage power line of the southern Cunene Province, conceived in the ambit of the trans-border co-operation programme between Angola and Namibia, aimed at improving electricity supply to the region, will be inaugurated this Friday by the Angolan minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges.

According to the visit programme of the minister to the province, which ANGOP has received, the minister will also check some projects of the sector still under implementation, such as the new thermal station and the Ondjiva's power sub-station.

The project, which started in November 2009 was interrupted due to problems relating to demining and financing. This project will bring about 10 megawatts of power from Onumu locality (Namibia) to Cunene, thus improving substantially the supply to this region, which currently gets 4.5 megawatts.

Started in November 2009, this is a power production project being jointly implemented by Angola and Namibia.

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