Angola seeks to make coastal city key urban centre

The coastal city, home to approximately two million people, is being developed in a bid for the city of Benguela to play a greater role in the urban future of Angola. Forming part of the “Angola2025” programme, infrastructure will be developed by 2017 to enable the city to better cater for the needs of residents. The city already hosts important production plants and plays a key role in regional electricity and water demands.

Angola Press reports: According to the administrator of Lobito Municipality (Benguela Province), Amaro Segunda Ricardo, who spoke to the press in the ambit of the Conference on Environment, it is noticeable some pressure in terms of the search for social services, since it is visible the growth in terms of urbanisation and population, also influenced by the growing industrial development.

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