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Country wants to strengthen renewable energy sector with Italian technology

The country wants to take advantage of Italy's technological innovation to reform the renewable energy sector and thus increase the electrification of Angola.


The will was expressed by Hélder Cardoso, vice president of the Angola-Italy Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He said that renewable energies produce energy and, at the same time, are friendly to the environment, explaining that they want to take advantage of Italian knowledge to invest in the sector.

Speaking to Angop, Hélder Cardoso indicated that Italy is one of the leaders in Europe when it comes to this type of technology and that it has some interesting projects regarding photovoltaic, wind and hydro energies.

This type of technology could become useful in the most remote areas of the country, where there is no access to the national energy grid. Furthermore, this type of investment will be more environmentally friendly, an added value given that the planet is currently facing several environmental problems, he said.

The person in charge, who was speaking at the end of an online seminar on renewable energy, considered that the commitment to the renewable energy sector should be part of the list of priorities of the governments of all countries.

Finally, Hélder Cardoso recalled that in 2019, when the president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella visited Angola, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Angola and an Italian banking institution, worth 300 million dollars, which includes investment in this sector.

Maria de Fátima Jardim, Angola's ambassador in Italy, argued that the two countries should work together to attract investment in the renewable energy sector.

The responsible, who also spoke during the online seminar, considered that this debate came at a time when Angola and Italy are strengthening their cooperation, recalling that a photovoltaic plant is being implemented in the Caraculo region, Namibe, the result of an agreement between Sonangol and the Italian ENI.

Cited by Angop, the diplomat said that this project is part of Angola's plan for the energy sector: the country's aim is to invest in renewable energies in order to reduce operating costs linked to the production of fossil fuels, as well as reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions.

Maria de Fátima Jardim also said that the Executive had been trying to promote sustainable development, counting on Italy's partnership to boost that growth and took the opportunity to invite Italian companies to visit Angola so that they knew the country's potential.

At the seminar, promoted by the Angola-Italy Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the various participants expressed interest in investing in Angola, provided that conditions are guaranteed.

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