Cabinet approves construction of 152 water supply systems
Angola, Luanda - The Council of Ministers passed Wednesday Construction Project of 152 water supply systems under the Water for All Programme, aimed at increasing the supply of drinking water to people. The decision was taken during the fifth ordinary session of the Cabinet Council held at the Presidential Palace under the guidance of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. According to the press release issued at the meeting, the project in question is intended to serve 640,000 people spread across the provinces of Lunda Norte, Uige, Kwanza Sul, Moxico and Zaire provinces. On energy sector, the Council of Ministers approved a draft Development Plan of Action for Energy Security Strategy of the country, a working instrument that defines the main strategic guidelines for the sector, particularly for electrical sub-sector and oil and natural gas sub-sectors. The advisory body of the President also approved a contract for the Construction of Supply Networks of Low and Medium Powers and realization of residential connections in the province of Cabinda, in order to improve the quality of electricity supply to the population this province. The implementation of this agreement will enable the progressive deactivation of the existing systems of generators, transferring its power to the Power Station of Fútila recently built. The Council of Ministers approved the project for construction of Chiumbe-Dala Hydroelectric Dam, energy transport line Dala-Luena and Luena substation. Initially, this will provide hydroelectric power regularly to the city of Luena, and will later be connected to the cities of Luena, Saurimo and Dundo. The Council of Ministers also approved the draft Agreement for Technical Assistance and Supervision of Deviation Works of River of Hydroelectric exploitation of Lauca, located in the Kwanza River. It adopted the Presidential Order authorizing the conclusion of an Agreement for the Provision of Technical Assistance Services and Information Technology Consulting with Crown Agents, in order to consolidate and stabilize the computer system adopted by reinforcing learning and professional quality of customs officials who deal with information technology. As part of the measures that the Executive has been materialized for the rapid revitalization of the diamond industry and encourage diversification of the national economy the Council of Ministers has authorized the mining rights are granted to Luache, Luange, Gango and Quitúbia projects.