Dakar and Luanda benefit from new electricity generating and transport infrastructures

7 January 2011

In Angola, the electricity distribution company of Luanda (EDEL) is to construct 25 sub-stations in several municipalities belonging to the conurbation of Luanda.

The works, which are forecast to take until 2012, form part of a strategic plan to improve the supply of electricity.

The president of the board of directors of EDEL, Fernando Manuel, last week told the ANGOP press agency that these infrastructures will be able to supply over 500,000 customers in the region compared with 280,000 at present.

In Senegal, the capital Dakar is also going to benefit from new electricity infrastructures.

The city's mayor, Khalifa Ababacar Sall, explained in a press release sent to the APS on 29 December 2010 his intention to invest 27.9 million dollars in order to carry out several projects, especially in the domain of street lighting.

This involves "the installation of a smart system of three-color signal lights and the use of solar energy to extend the network of street lighting into the suburbs", he explained.

Category: Energy

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