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Angolan minister praises energy and water cooperation with China 

Wed, 16 Aug 2023 Source: nine 9 9

Angola's Minister of Energy and Water, Joao Baptista Borges, said the country's cooperation with China in the energy and water sectors has yielded many concrete and beneficial results, which are "results and benefits." invaluable benefit" to Angola.

In a recent interview with Xinhua News Agency, Borges said a clear illustration is the transformation of Malanje province where formerly deprived citizens now have access to clean water through a well-established water supply system. construction in China.

"It's a priceless benefit and outcome," he said.

During the meeting, the Angolan Minister mentioned that various projects signed by Chinese companies in the energy and water sectors in Angola have greatly improved the living conditions of the people and facilitated the economic development of the country.

“From Cabinda province to Cunene province, this has allowed Angolans to have wider and better access to these services, improve their quality of life, create better economic conditions at every level.” , he declared. “Water is life and energy is development,” said the minister, highlighting the vital strategic importance the Angolan government attributes to energy and water.

He said that China could play a more relevant role in the sector, even as the Asian country was already of "great importance" due to the construction of the Caculo Cabaca hydroelectric power plant by a Chinese company. country, will become Angola's largest hydroelectric power station at completion. complete.

“For solar, there is interest and willingness to work together in this direction to achieve our goals within the framework of the energy transition,” he added.

"During these 40 years of cooperation, despite the international ups and downs, the two countries have always united, achieving positive results for both sides," Borges said.

"China's willingness to help African countries develop is welcome and reflects the common interests of South-South countries in establishing cooperation between them," he said. 

Source: nine 9 9