Presidential order No. 166/22 consulted by Lusa refers to lots Q2, Q6 and Q7 of the Quilonga Grande project, signed with the companies Centro Cerro Angola, Tahal – Consulting Engineers and the Edifer Agola and Domingos da Silva Teixeira consortium ( DST), which are "revoked by imperative public interest".
For the project to build the water treatment plants and distribution system at Quilonga Grande, with the aim of resolving deficiencies in the supply to the city of Luanda, a public tender was launched divided into ten lots, three of which were delivered to the aforementioned companies.
However, the project was stalled for eight years due to lack of funding and has only now been resumed.
The works for these three lots (Q2, Q6 and Q7) are now guaranteed by Euler Hermes through a credit line from Standard Chartered Bank, whose proposal was presented by the consortium made up of the companies CNT BAU Gmbh, Gauff Gmbh & Co. . Engineering KG, Casais Angola - Engenharia e Construção SA and Opaia, SA, the value also being higher.
The contract for lot Q2, for the study, executive design and implementation of Quilonga Grande ETA (Water Treatment Company) pipelines for six distribution centers in the capital, is budgeted at 350 million dollars, compared to 200 million dollars from the previous contract.
Lot Q6, for the study, executive project and construction of the Water Distribution Center, comprising reservoirs, an elevated tank, including a pumping station and others, will cost 11.5 million euros when it previously had an estimated value of eight million dollars.
Lot Q7, which comprises the study, executive design and construction of CD Capalanga, is worth US$13 million compared to the previous ten million dollars.
In another presidential order, concerning the same project (lots Q1, Q3, Q8 and Q10), João Lourenço authorized the signing of addenda to the contracts for these lots with the company Sinohydro Construction Limited for a total value of more than US$36.6 million.
It justifies, on the other hand, that during the period in which the works were paralyzed, the projects suffered significant increases due to international inflation, fluctuation in oil prices, the impact of the covid-19 pandemic, increase in the cost of maritime transport and the hand of work, which were reflected in readjusted prices in the new proposals.
The execution of lots Q1, Q3, Q8 and Q10, awarded to Synohidro, is financed by the Standard Chartered bank and guaranteed by the UK Export Finance company.