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Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:21 - Updated Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:23

Zaire: Electrification of municipal headquarters completed

Mbanza Kongo - The Linking process of the six municipal headquarters of the north-western Zaire Province to the National Electricity Network, which started in the ends of the year 2016, was concluded last September with the arrive of electricity at the border village of Nóqui.

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Conducted by the Ministry of Energy and Waters (Minea), the project amounted $435 million has allowed the construction of high voltage transmission lines and electrical substations in the chief districts of the municipalities of Mbanza Kongo, Soyo, Nzeto, Cuimba, Tomboco and Nóqui.

According to data from the National Company of Electricity Distribution (ENDE), which has reached ANGOP, electrical substations were built in Mbanza Kongo and Soyo with the capacity of 60/15 KV and 60/30 and 60/15 Kilovolts.

In Nzeto and Tomboco localities were installed electrical substation with the capacity of 60/15 and 220/30 Quilovolts and the municipal headquarters of Cuimba and Nóqui received electrical substations capable of producing 60/30 and 60/15 KV each.

The ENDE in Zaire Province controls about twenty four thousand consumers split in different municipalities.

Out of that number, 2,603 consumers of the municipalities of Mbanza Kongo, Soyo and Cuimba benefit from the pre-payment metre system.

With a territorial extension of 40,130 Kilometres Zaire Province has a population estimated at 594,428.

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