Angola and Namibia signed a bilateral agreement on the afternoon of November 9th that will henceforth regulate the operation of the Calueque Dam, the main objective of which is the movement of technicians of the Namibian Company running the company of this country located in our country which benefits Angola through the pumping system that provides water to the people of the Oshakati region and also benefits the northern part of Namibia. In the presence of the Minister of Energy and Water, Mr. João Baptista Borges, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform of Namibia, Mr. Carl Schlettwein, the Director of the Cunene Cubango and Cuvelai Basin Administration Office signed the agreement for Angola, architect Carolino Mendes and for Namibia Mr Elias Ngurare. Constructed between 1972 and 1976 as a result of the armed conflict, it underwent a rehabilitation process in 2012 and the works were completed in 2016. As João Baptista Borges says, the main objectives of Calueque are the regulation of the river flow in order to ensure the maximum efficiency of the hydroelectric power station’s energy production Ruacana as well as providing water for human consumption, livestock and irrigation on both sides of the Angola-Namibia border and ensuring road access through the built-in bridge in the dam. On his return to Ondjiva, the Angolan Governor and his entourage visited the installation works of the new thermoelectric power plant which is in the phase of increasing its production capacity by 100 percent with the installation of another 28 MW turbine with commissioning date scheduled for this month. The invasion of the Huila province by the energy and water minister João Baptista Borges will continue tomorrow.
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