Malange — At least 250 families started benefiting from power supply since last week in the headquarters of Calandula Municipality, northern Malanje province, as part of electricity project underway in the country.
The first phase of electrification of Calandula town and outskirts foresees to cover 10,000 families and the tourist development hub of municipality by 2020, from a 110 kw substation.
Residents will also benefit from public lighting through the same electrical substation.
The project will keep operating unabated, pledged the minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, who was at the site to assess the home and public connections.
The energy is supplied by Capanda and Laúca dams, both located in the municipality of Cacuso (Malanje).
The minister announced plans to start construction of Lauca high voltage lines within six months to provide power to the municipalities of Quibala, Quitexe and Ecunha, in the provinces of Cuanza Sul, Uige and Huambo.
On the other hand, he pledged energy supply for all country's municipalities through hydroelectric dams, as well as solar and wind energy.