17 January 2014

Angola: It Official Lays Cornerstone for Construction of Digital Library in Bié

Luanda — The Secretary of State for Information Technology, Pedro Sebastião Teta, left this Friday for the central Bié province, where he will lay the first stone for the construction of the local digital library.

Speaking to Angop at Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport, the official explained that the project is part of the Angolan Digital Library Network, which will initially cover the provinces of Luanda, Malanje, Cunene, Bié, Uíge and Cabinda.

He also said that the Construction Programme of Digital Library expects to build one of this kind of infrastructure in each province, with exception to Luanda, where seven digital libraries will be built.

According to him, the digital libraries of Cazenga (Luanda) and Cunene province will be inaugurated by December of 2014, while the other ones will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2015.

Bié is a province of Angola located on the Bié Plateau in central part of country. Its capital is Kuito, which was called Silva Porto until independence from Portugal in 1975. The province has an area of 70,314 square kilometres (27,148 sq mi) and a population of approximately 800,000. Municipalities in the province include Andulo, Nharea, Cunhinga, Chinguar, Chitembo, Catabola, Camacupa and Cuemba.

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