Luanda – At least 300,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created during the electrification of all municipal and communal headquarters of the country, under a project going until 2016, Angop learned Wednesday in Luanda.
Called National Programme of Electrification of the Rural Area (PNER) underway since 2008, the project will cover 8.3 million inhabitants from rural areas and follows an initiative of the Ministry of Energy and Water, involving the repair of the main infrastructure in bad
According to the Ministry of Energy and Water’s informative magazine that reached Angop on Thursday, 26 July 2012, the project will seek to reach 732,186 new consumers from a total of 139 municipalities, whereas 931,873 people from communes and villages will gain access to electricity.
The PNER expects to make 1.6 million homestead connections in the rural area, covering 8.0 million people, under a AKz 1.2 billion investment (Usd 1,00 is Akz 96,00).
The first stage of the project includes the stock-taking of the prevailing situation in each locality, followed by construction of transportation and distribution networks from mini-thermal and solar systems.
The third stage covers the electrification of distribution networks from the mini-dams, while the fourth will focus on installation of transportation and distribution networks from big hydro-electric dams and transmission lines.