"After the construction of the Cafu canal, in Cunene province, Angola and China will continue to work to mitigate the shortages in water supply to populations and animals in the southern region of the country", reads a note from the Center for Press of the Presidency of the Republic of Angola (CIPRA), to which VerAngola had access.
According to the note, the guarantee was given this Monday by the chairman of the Board of Directors (PCA) of Power China International Group Limited, Ji Xiaoyong, after a meeting with the President of the Republic, João Lourenço.
Speaking at the end of the audience, Ji Xiaoyong said that the meeting addressed issues related to the Program to Combat Drought in the South of the country, which will cover the provinces of Cunene, Huíla, Namibe and Cuanza Sul.
According to the PCA, work in Cunene has already been completed and they will now develop "projects in the four provinces in southern Angola".
"The President paid a lot of attention to the lives of the population and we have already finished doing our work in Cunene province, to combat drought. We have already finished making the Cafu canals and now we are developing projects in the four provinces in southern Angola There are still problems to be solved and now we will continue to work here in Angola", informed the PCA, quoted in the note.
The note also mentions that the Cafu canal, "the first in operation, in addition to benefiting a population of over 200,000 inhabitants, will allow water supply to 250,000 head of cattle and the irrigation of land, with an extension of 15 thousand hectares".