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Cabinda: New oil and gas platforms cost 60 million and will create 400 jobs

Cabinda province was chosen to host the Lifua-A project, which includes the construction of oil and gas exploration platforms.

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The project - which was presented on Tuesday at the industrial base of the company Algoa - will cost around 60 million dollars and will create at least 400 direct jobs, writes Angop.

"This undertaking serves as a clear example of the measures that the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, has been taking in the oil sector, and this infrastructure demonstrates the sense of responsibility with the country's provinces due to the youth employment programme," said the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Diamantino Azevedo, who was present at the ceremony to launch the first phase of the project - which is divided into three parts.

In the same vein, the governor of Cabinda, Marcos Alexandre Nhunga, said that this project comes in response to requests for job creation.

The platforms will be built in the Takula-Bloco-0 field, which has six wells, four of which are used to produce gas and oil. This new project will be led by Chevron, Sonangol and Eni.