President authorises construction of Gove-Chipindo-Cuvango power line

Angolan head of State João Lourenço has authorised the construction of the 220 kV electricity transmission line Gove-Chipindo-Cuvango, whose expenditure will cost more than 196 million euros.

The information, published in the Official Gazette, adds that the aforementioned power transmission line will have a length of 175 kilometers, including the respective substations, and refers to the Cassinga mining project.

The expenditure authorisation is contained in Dispatch number 99/23 of 9 May, which directs the opening of the Simplified Contracting Procedure for the implementation of the project, estimated at 196.7 million euros.

The contract will be in charge of the Turkish company Pak Yatirim Insaat Sanayi Ve Tcaret A.S, LCC, which was in charge of the project’s feasibility studies.

The Presidential Order authorises the Minister of Energy and Water, with the power to sub-delegate, to carry out decision-making acts and supervisory approval, including the preparation of procedural documents, the adjudication, celebration and signature of the contract with the Turkish company.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)