8 January 2013

Angola: Inauguration of Media Library Was Maianga District Highlight

Luanda — The inauguration by the head of State Jose Eduardo dos Santos of the Luanda Media Library to provide members of the public with a means for research on technical, specialised and general information was the highlight for the urban district of Maianga in 2012.

The facility that was built in 14 months time, has the capacity to serve two thousand people a day and covers an area of 2,900 square metres.

The Media Library facilitates the access to information and knowledge required for the socio-economic development, thus contributing to the training and upgrading of the human capital and, at the same time, expanding the access to culture and utilisation of new information technologies free of charge.

Besides the physical facility, the Media Library includes various equipment that ensure the collection, processing and availability of various types of documents and information support, providing educational resources to the everyday teaching, non-teaching and curricular and leisure activities for the residents.

Located near the "Largo das Escolas", between Deolinda Rodrigues and Ho Chi Minh City Avenues, the Media Library is defined as a computerised library

Another aspect that was a highlight in 2012 was the entry into service of the Cassequel infant-maternal centre which allowed the increases in health coverage in the area and nearby Kilamba Kiaxi district.

With the opening of this hospital of reference, the foundations were laid for a service with better quality for the citizen, a concern of the Executive in dealing with the health of all Angolans, mostly pregnant women and children.

The facility provides services in the areas of pediatrics, medicine, maternity, x-ray, blood transfusion, surgery, orthopaedics, stomatology, family planning and cost the State's coffers Akz 380.5 million.

With regard to education, the district benefited from the first cycle schools 2008 located in the neighbourhood of Catambor, under the public investment programme aimed at expanding the school coverage in the area.

The institution has a capacity for 720 students and has, in addition to the eight classrooms, rooms for computer studies, storage, office, two offices and six toilets.

The work lasted nine months and cost the State's coffers about Akz 160.5 million.

As to the construction of public works, facelift works are being carried out at "Martires de Kifangondo" neighbourhood, including the restoration of streets and installation of horizontal and vertical traffic signs.

Carried out by the Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht, the work involved laying of a new drainage system for rainwater and residual waters, construction of sidewalks, walls, asphalt and installation of streetlights.

The outflow of rain and waste waters has thus been resolved through the connection of the system with the "21 de Janeiro" ditch, will bring recurrent floods in the area to an end.

Works of the kind were also carried out in Cassenda neighbourhood, giving a new image and dignity to the inhabitants of the locality, since the work performed helped solve serious problems of car traffic and stagnant waters.

The project included the installation of sidewalks, repair of streets lighting, installation of new sewer systems for wastewater and replacement of the asphalt.

The revitalisation of surrounding sidewalks brought many benefits to residents and passersby.

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