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China funds broadband project with 249 million dollars

China is to disburse 249 million dollars to finance a national broadband project in Angola, within the scope of a financing agreement signed this Wednesday, in Luanda, between both governments.


The finance minister, Vera Daves, and the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Gong Tao, were the signatories of this agreement, which foresees that the Asian giant will grant the loan to finance the project.

"The agreement that we signed today, due to its characteristics, contributes to further develop friendly relations and promote our economic, financial and technical cooperation", said Vera Daves, on the occasion.

According to the minister, this is a conditional loan under conditions for Angola "more favorable than market conditions with a maturity period of up to 20 years and without associated collateral".

“This financing is fully aligned with the strategy adopted by the executive for indebtedness and public debt management, thus contributing to its sustainability”, assured the minister.

The Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Technologies, Alé Fernandes, highlighted the importance of the agreement for the sector and referred that it will allow for the reinforcement and expansion of the country's infrastructure network.

“We are talking about the implementation of around 2,000 kilometers of terrestrial optical fiber that will make it possible to reach areas not yet reached by telecommunications services (…). And we also have a microwave segment that will make it possible to reinforce communications in Cabinda”, he underlined.

For the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Gong Tao, the instrument now initialed translates into the “opening of new doors and new chapters” in relations between Luanda and Beijing.

“We will continue to work with the Government of Angola, also with Chinese and Angolan companies, in short, we are here working together to serve the cooperation of our parties for a better well-being of our two peoples”, said the Chinese diplomat .

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