Angola: Basic Services Programme for 2007/08 Biennium Approved

Luanda- The programme on improved and increased Supply of Basic Commodities and services to the Populations in the 2007/2008 biennium was approved Wednesday in Luanda by Angolan Cabinet Council.

Chaired by the Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, the session still in progress, was open to the participation of provincial governors.

The social component, mainly concerning the sectors of health, education and rehabilitation of infrastructures, are the main aspects of the programme.

Speaking to journalists, northern Malanje province governor, Cristóvão da Cunha, said there are 71 projects for his region in the domains above mentioned.

In his turn, Luanda governor, Job Capapinha, said his province will benefit from 300 projects meant for improved communitarian services.

"The main roads damaged by the last rains that also left some areas flooded will be rehabilitated", he added.

Huambo province (central highlands), according to its deputy governor, will have 112 social projects implemented.

Benguela (centre, coast) will take 41 projects and Huila (south) four, according to the province's deputy governors, Agostinho Felizardo and Firmino Silipuleny. The meeting closing Wednesday is also discussing the contract for the implementation of the project of rehabilitation and expansion of Cabinda and Landana (north) cities' electric system.

A contract for the purchase and installation of two gas turbines for production of electricity in Futila and Cabinda is also being analysed at the meeting.

The event is also tackling a contract for the supply, installation and maintenance of scanning equipment and professional training services between the National Customs Department and Nucteh Company Limited.