Luanda, 1st March, 2019 – Eni Angola, Operator of Block 15/06, Sonangol, Concessionare, and partners Sonangol P&P and SSI, commissioned yesterday, at the presence of the Deputy Governor for the Technical Sector and Infrastructures of the Province of Namibe Mr José Tchindongo António, and of the Administrator of the Municipality of Bibala Mr Tchinanga Nkole, a solar power and water system in Kamupapa, province of Namibe.
The solar power and water system will allow the community to shorten the long walks in search of water, improve of the medical services of the local health post, and allow the school to function also in the evening. As part of the project, health awareness campaigns have been carried out and the community farming activity has been promoted through agro-pastoral field schools and model fields that have been cultivated.
The system is part of an integrated social project, which is implemented by the NGO ADPP in the municipality of Bibala, province of Namibe and in the municipality of Gambos, province of Huíla, since 2017. With approximately 60,000 beneficiaries, the project is allowing remote communities to get access to water and electricity.
Andrea Giaccardo, Managing Director of Eni Angola, commented "We believe that the integrated concept of this project, which brings together the components of energy, water, health awareness and agriculture, can make a difference and have a sustainable impact on the lives of members of the Kamupapa community.”
Eni is an energy company, working to build a future where everyone can access energy resources efficiently and sustainably. Eni operates in 71 countries worldwide, employing around 33,000 people. The company is engaged in oil and gas exploration, production, refining and marketing operations, power generation also from renewable sources, and petrochemicals. Eni has been present in Angola since 1980, where it operates Block 15/06 through a Joint Venture formed by Eni (36.84%, Operator), Sonangol P&P (36.84%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.32%).
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