According to a statement from the Ministry of Energy and Water, to which VerAngola had access, the Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, visited, this Thursday, some undertakings in the sector in Huíla, among which stands out the Matala Hydroelectric Power Plant.
"João Baptista Borges and the entourage that accompanies him, visited the Matala Hydroelectric Power Plant, which is undergoing rehabilitation and modernization works, whose completion is scheduled for December of this year", reads the statement.
According to the guardianship, in technical terms, "the three generator sets will be in full operation from December" of this year, "with the entry of generator set number two, which is expected to start commercial operation on December 14" .
On the occasion, adds the note, the holder of the Energy and Water portfolio asked the contractor for "greater commitment and dynamism so that" the said work is completed "as quickly as possible, largely because of the high costs with fuel".
In Matala, the minister also visited the water project in that locality, having advised "speed to complete the work on this important infrastructure, referring to the end of the year as the deadline".
In Humpata, the first stone was laid "for the project to rehabilitate the water supply system for the municipal headquarters of Humpata and the commune of Palanca".
"The deadline for completing this strategic work is 12 months, and it will supply water to thousands of inhabitants also in the municipality of Palanca, where it will cover about 23 thousand inhabitants, containing 6.7 kilometers of network, with two reservoirs of 500 cubic meters each, covering 1,323 home connections on Humpata and 1,971 connections on Palanca", the statement also states.