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Launched the first stone for the construction of the Ocean Terminal of Barra do Dande

The Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Diamantino Azevedo, on Tuesday, in the municipality of Dande (Bengo), laid the first stone for the construction of the Ocean Terminal of Barra do Dande (TOBD). The project had been suspended since 2016 due to the economic crisis.

: Angop

Valued at about 500 million dollars, the construction of the terminal, which will be erected on an extension of 380 hectares, will last about 17 months.

"The Terminal to be erected in an extension of 380 hectares during 17 months by the contractor Odebretch ECI,SA with a budget of about 500 million dollars, will be supervised by DAR with an estimated cost of 19.5 million dollars," can be read in a note published on Facebook of the Provincial Government of Bengo.

The note also states that the project will allow the creation of 3,500 jobs.

"The TOBD will have a storage capacity in the first phase of 582,000 cubic meters of oil derivatives (diesel, gasoline and LPG) and will provide 3,500 direct jobs in the construction work," the statement said.

The terminal will consist of a large maritime infrastructure, with three units, "contemplating, among other components, unloading lines for ships of up to 150 thousand tons in 24 hours, docking berths, breakwater, and 16 tanks for fuel storage (13 will be added in later phases of the project to reach the 29 foreseen).

In the occasion, Diamantino Azevedo considered that this "is a project of national relevance framed in the National Development Plan 2018-2022, which in synergy with other initiatives and infrastructures in the sector will allow the country to ensure energy security, a determining factor for economic and social development."

In turn, Mara Quiosa, governor of Bengo province, cited in the note, stressed that this project will bring "countless gains" to the province, "whether in the improvement of infrastructure to support the terminal, particularly in the field of communication routes, as well as strengthening the supply of power and water to the region.

He also emphasized the "creation of massive jobs for local populations, whether in the execution of the works or in the operationalization of the project, producing a positive impact on the improvement of their quality of life.