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A Chinese-led hydropower station expansion project in Angola is set to create 3,000 jobs.

The Luassim Hydropower Station repair and expansion project in Dundo City, North Lunda Province, Angola, has been completed, according to the project’s undertaker, China Gezhouba Group Company Ltd., a subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Cooperation, as announced on Friday.

At the completion ceremony, Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water, João Borges, praised the project, highlighting its alignment with the country’s clean energy strategies and action plans.

The minister noted that the project has created approximately 3,000 direct jobs for the local community, benefiting over 200,000 residents. He emphasized its importance for enhancing local access to electricity, improving social conditions, and supporting the development of agriculture, livestock, and mining industries.

Chinese Ambassador to Angola, Zhang Bin, commended the project as a successful example of cooperation between Angola’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources and Chinese enterprises.

He expressed hope that China and Angola would continue to implement similar cooperation projects in the future, promoting Angola’s economic and social development, enhancing the well-being of the local population, and jointly creating a better future.

As a significant livelihood project under the Belt and Road Initiative in Angola, the Luassim Hydropower Station is expected to become a crucial part of the local power supply system. It will effectively alleviate the electricity demands of several towns in North Lunda Province, significantly improve residents’ quality of life, and inject new momentum into local socio-economic development.

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