Angola to receive US $51m boost for hospitals and power stations project

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Angola is set to receive US $51m boost from the British government to build three hospitals and upgrade two power stations in the country.

Baroness Northover, the prime minister’s trade envoy for Angola and Zambia  confirmed the reports and said the deal will enable to enter a global marketplace and deliver reliable power to millions of people in Angola and also showcase British expertise in the development of vital healthcare services.

“I have visited Angola regularly in the last two years in support of UK- Angola business co-operation, and am acutely aware of the growing opportunities there. It is wonderful that these important projects have come to fruition and I look forward to seeing more in the future,” said Baroness Northover.

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Project details

ASGC, Dubai-based contractor will lead on the design, construction and equipping of the 300-bed Mother and Child Hospital and Paediatric Haematology Institute in Luanda, and a 200-bed general hospital in Cabinda.

The power station element will be handled by IQA Group, Paisley-headquartered utility contractor. This will involve refurbishing two substations in the town of Viana, on the outskirts of Luanda, and Gabela, about 100km south of it.

This will be the first time UK Export Finance (UKEF) to support Angola in its projects. In December UKEF made US $30.4m for a new international airport in Uganda.