17 April 2014

Angola: Construction of Diamond Museum Valued At 70 Billion Kwanza

Luanda, — The construction and assembly of the "Diamond Museum" is estimated at 70 billion kwanza, and may take three years, reported today, Thursday, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Diamond Company of Angola (ENDIAMA).

Antonio Sumbula was speaking to the press at the end of a meeting of the Commission on Social Policy of the Council of Ministers, chaired by the vice president, Manuel Vicente, where he presented the project, which was endorsed by the participants.

ENDIAMA boss said that the construction project begins practically on Thursday, with its approval, by the Commission on Social Policy of the Council of Ministers, and may be completed within three years.

He said that the project involves the construction of a seven-storey building to monetize its Museum, and installing the old Iron Palace, at Rainha Ginga Mbandi street in downtown Luanda area.

Carlos Sumbula pointed out that is intended to build a dynamic museum, which will address some issues raised by the universities and tell the story of the formation of diamonds in the kimberlites.

It should also portray the erosion of kimberlites and transfer, a second phase of diamond to other parts of the country, showing events that occurred thousands of years ago.

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