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Towards rural electrification -- Angola targets 4,000 rural homes

August 2014

MORE THAN 4,000 homes are set to benefit from the rural electrification programme being implemented by Angola.

Energy and Water Minister, João Baptista Borges said the bulk of a proposed 7.5 megawatt power station in Cuando Cubango province will be aimed at benefiting the rural populace.

A low-voltage distribution network will be installed to ensure that more than 4,000 homes benefit from the project.

Construction of the plant began in late July and is expected to be finalized in 2015.

The project is estimated to cost 406.5 billion Angolan Kwanza (about US$4.2 billion).

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