During the opening ceremony of the XIth Advisory Council of the Ministry of Energy and Water, which took place in Zaire Province, Soyo City, the Minister of Energy and Water, * João Baptista Borges * gave a speech, said that in the past 5 years, the generation capacity has made significant progress, it is possible to increase about 2.5 times (2.5 times) the generation capacity, reaching 6,000 MW. He said this is only possible with the construction of the Lauca hydroelectric power station and the expansion of the Cambambe hydroelectric power station and the Soyo combined cycle power station.
João Baptista Borges has shown that with these companies, the energy matrix has become 60% hydro and 40% thermal, i.e. most of the energy produced by the country comes from clean sources and until 2025, with the completion of the Caculo Cabaça hydroelectric plant and the planned construction of the Solar Parks, this capacity will be 8,000 MW. He pointed out that electrification works have recently been completed in some localities of our country.
For the water sector, Industry Directory Holder, indicates that challenges are also great and that a number of clean water supply systems are being built and renovated in 18 provinces and 164 towns and communes across the country. Work includes capturing, transporting, transporting, distributing, treating and marketing drinking water, not forgetting the Sanitation and Wastewater Treatment Area, where much remains to be done.
João Baptista Borges indicated that, in accordance with the directive of the President of the Republic to the industry, a program to combat the effects of drought in southern Angola, called PCESSA, has been drawn up, with an expected implementation time. is 74 months, has a budget of $4.5 billion and the scope includes Cunene, Namibe and Huila provinces. He pointed out that the first priority has been given to the CAFU project, which is now operational and covers the most populous area of the province of Cunene, where its own resources have been mobilized from the national treasury of more than 130 million dollars for its implementation.
Also during the 11th Advisory Council of MINEA, the organizers visited the M’Pinda Catholic Mission Center (Boarding School, Primary School and Mother-Child Center), with the aim of sharing Share joy and solidarity, bring essential needs. such as: clothing, diapers, food, teaching materials, medicine and non-perishable food.
The Center currently welcomes 20 youth and children aged 9 to 20.