1 January 2014

Angola: Energy and Water Ministry Records Advances

Luanda - The Ministry of Energy and Water (Minea) implemented important projects at the level of the construction of infrastructures and reinforcement of energetic capacity, which contributed to the improvement in power supply to throughout the country in 2013, said last Tuesday in Luanda the incumbent minister, João Baptista Borges.

On an exclusive interview to ANGOP, which served to make an assessment of Minea's actions in 2013, the government official explained that his department implemented programmes to reinforce power production in Luanda, Benguela, Namibe, Cunene, Lunda Norte, Kuando Kubango and Huambo.

"This programme has enabled to significantly increase power production and reduce the deficit that existed in terms of electricity supply. The deficit was the reason behind the power cuts that caused many constraints to customers", explained the minister.

For the rural areas, he said, Minea has been installing a photovoltaic effect project, integrated in a programme dubbed "Aldeia Solar" (Solar Village).

"This is enabling the functioning, at night, of schools, health centres (...), as well as police stations (...)", he explained.

João Baptista Borges revealed that the idea is to expand the project to the whole country, as part of the Fight against Poverty Plan, aimed at improving people's living standards.

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