"The project, under the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Works, Urbanism and Housing, comprises a total of 2940 housing units of type T3 and 180 stores and, in this first phase, 470 homes and 72 stores are already completed and available", says a statement sent to VerAngola.
According to the statement, the first 470 homes will be able to accommodate around 3300 people, "and after the entire project is completed, close to 21,000 inhabitants are expected".
In turn, the stores – measuring 34 square meters – will be able to be "acquired by businesspeople and entrepreneurs".
In this first phase, in terms of social facilities, a police station, a health center and a primary school with 24 classrooms have already been completed. "By the end of the project, another primary school with 24 classrooms, two kindergartens with nine classrooms, two children's centres, a secondary school with 12 classrooms, a professional technical institute, a soccer field and three sports courts will be built, in a total of 14 social facilities", adds the statement.
In addition, the centrality - whose development and construction was carried out by Kora (a subsidiary of the Mitrelli Group) - "will provide beneficiaries with a service point for the delivery of properties", and aims to ensure "initial assistance to beneficiaries, a customer service line will also be available, 24 hours a day, every day, by calling 923 166 740".
The center will also house a social integration project, financed by Kora. This is the PIM which, according to Henrique Costa, director general of Kora, aims to "promote activities for the preservation of infrastructures and the promotion of the social bond, including carrying out training, capacity building and creation of community activities, with the aim of ensuring healthy integration for all residents"
In addition, the project also covers "a complete water treatment and supply system and a wastewater treatment plant, as well as an extensive road network and a substation for the supply of electricity", reads the note.
Henrique Costa also considered that "this is a project of extreme importance for the population of Cabinda, which will provide a set of amenities and infrastructures to its residents".
"I am sure that Centralidade de Cabinda will become a vibrant and prosperous community, providing its residents with a high quality of life and a range of opportunities for growth and development", he added, quoted in the statement.
They were present at the inauguration ceremony, according to the statement, the Minister of State for Social Integration, Dalva Ringote, the Minister of Public Works, Urbanism and Housing, Carlos Alberto dos Santos, the Secretary of State for Urbanism and Housing, Manuel Canguezeze, the governor of the province of Cabinda, Mara Baptista Quiosa, deputy governors of the province, the president of the Executive Council of the Housing Development Fund and the deputy director general of the National Housing Institute, as well as Rodrigo Manso, general director of the Mitrelli Group for Angola, and Henrique Costa, general director from Kora.