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First photovoltaic parks in the country are inaugurated in July

The first photovoltaic energy production parks in the central, southern and eastern areas of the country will be inaugurated next month. The announcement was made this Monday by the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, during his speech at the Ocean Conference.


In his speech, João Lourenço mentioned that the country in recent years has taken "significant steps towards reducing the burning of fossil fuels for the production of electricity".

He also added that priority is given to the "production and transport of energy from water sources throughout the country", having announced the inauguration of the first photovoltaic parks next month.

"We give priority to the production and transport of energy from hydroelectric sources throughout the country and we are committed to ambitious projects for the production of photovoltaic energy in the center, south and east of the country, whose first parks will be inaugurated and their energy injected into the national grid this month. July is coming", informed the head of state.

In addition, in his speech, he also informed that the country included in its Development Plan "the planning of activities that take place at sea in order to boost the blue economy by strengthening the supervision and regulation of the exploitation of marine resources".

He took the opportunity to recall that "a great effort has been made to qualify staff capable of helping the country to respond with the required effectiveness and efficiency to matters related to the main concerns around the oceans".

"We are paying special attention to the Wetlands that are part of the marine and coastal ecosystem, prioritizing, in this context, the protection and conservation of these areas through reforestation and mangrove conservation actions, with emphasis on the planting campaign, in eight months, of one million mangroves along the Angolan coastline, carried out with the active participation of Angolan civil society, mainly young people who are dedicated to environmental causes", the head of state also informed.

In addition, he also mentioned that the country will start exporting green hydrogen from 2024: "With the signing a few days ago of an important contract with a German company, we started taking the first steps in the production of green hydrogen for export from 2024".

Read the speech in full here.


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