Posted on March 13, 2017
The China Harbour Engineering Company and Sinohydro Corporation have been hired by the government of Angola to carry out construction projects for basic sanitation, infrastructure and stabilisation of slopes in the city of Sumbe, the capital of Kwanza Sul province, according to a presidential order cited by the Africa Monitor newsletter.
The work, whose award to Chinese companies will cost US$459 million, is required, according to the order, withbased on a need to move ahead with the government programme to improve sanitation and the urban fabric of the city of Sumbe, which has a population of over 200,000.
The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been selected for two lots of this work involving integrated infrastructure of the city of Sumbe, slope stabilisation and relocations, for US$311.2 million.
A third lot of construction works was also awarded to China’s Sinohydro Corporation for US$130.8 million, and the supervision and coordination of the works will cost 2.935 billion kwanzas (US$17.6 million).
The authorisation signed by the President of Angola, announced that the companies will be hired directly by the Ministry of Construction, with the Ministry of Finance releasing the necessary funds.