Chinese firm contracted to build massive hydropower plant in Angola

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos officially inaugurated the construction of the Caculo Cabaca Hydropower Project in Dondo, Angola on Friday.”It will solve the power shortage in Angola and play an active role in increasing employment of the country,” he said, adding that the Angola government felt gratitude to the Chinese government and Chinese enterprises for their support to the development of Angola. The hydropower project will be constructed by China Gezhouba Group Co., Ltd (CGGC). The project has a total contractual value of 4.5 billion U.S. dollars and has a planned installed capacity of 2,172 megawatts. The project will be completed within 80 months, and during the peak construction period nearly 10,000 jobs are expected to be provided for the locals. –Xinhua/

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