Luanda – At leas 8.3 million rural area inhabitants will win access to electricity by 2016, as a result of a project being implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Water, Angop learned.
The information is contained in an informative magazine of the Ministry of Energy and Water that reached Angop Wednesday in Luanda.
According to the source, the project that is called National Programme of Electrification of the Rural Area (PNER), has been in motion since 2008, comprising four stages that include the rehabilitation of the main infrastructures in run-down condition.
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.