13 August 2014

Angola: President Sets Up Redevelopment Commission of Luanda Island

Luanda — Angolan Head of State José Eduardo dos Santos has created Coordinating and Redevelopment Commission of Luanda Island and Forest.

The Commission is tasked with preparing the Steering Redevelopment Plan aimed at guiding its urbanisation process.

The process will be carried out in accordance with environmental legislation and the architectural and landscape universal patterns, Angop learnt Wednesday in Luanda.

It will also ensure the methodological coordination among stakeholders on the implementation process of its various requalification projects.

The Commission will also propose solutions and processes to ensure the harmonious development of that territorial site and coordinate, along with the stakeholders, the implementation of energy, water, sanitation, as well as the construction of other tourism-related structures.

The Commission will be headed by the minister of State and Chief of Civil Office of the President, assisted by the Minister of Urbanisation and Housing.

The team also comprises Ministers of Finance, Construction, Transport, Energy and Water, and Hotel and Tourism.

Also joining the Commission include the Governor of Luanda Province, Secretary of the President for Local and Regional Affairs, President of Administrative Commission of Luanda, Director of Special Works Office, Director of Technical Office for Coordination of Urban Rehabilitation and Redevelopment of coastal perimeter of Luanda city, and Director of Tourism Development Hub of Futungo de Belas and Mussulo.

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