Laúca Dam: President witnesses diversion of Kwanza river

Laúca – The head of State José Eduardo dos Santos witnessed Thursday the process of diversion of the Kwanza river course for the construction of the Laúca Dam in the locality of São Pedro da Quilemba, Cambambe municipality, northern Cuanza Norte province. , The process included the sounding of an alarm by president José Eduardo dos Santos, thus setting the beginning of the activity of the machines that displaced the artificial barrier to enable the diversion of the

river’s normal course into the tunnels built for the purpose.

Speaking to Angop, the director of the Office for Development of the Kwanza (GAMEK), Elias Estévão, who coordintes the Laúca dam construction project, said the diversion of the course will dry up the river bed over an area of 500 metres where the dam will be built.

The official said the diversion of the river’s course will allow the start of construction of the dam, an activity that was preceded by environmental impact mitigation measures to avoid damages to the environment.
 

Presided by the Head of State and witnessed by the vice president, Manuel Domingos Vicente, the ceremony was attended by various members of the central and Government and those of Cwanza Norte and Malanje provinces.
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Presentations on president compiled into book

Luanda – The presentations on the life , deeds and achievements of José Eduardo dos Santos, made during the Conference on the Cultural Dimension of the President of the Republic, will be compiled into a book as a way of valorising and preserving the country?s history, Angop learned., The information was released Wednesday in Luanda by the minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, during the closing of the said conference held from September 1-3.

Rosa Cruz e Silva on the occasion stressed the need for the profile of the Head of State to be more publicised and transmitted to the new generations.

“After we were accorded excellent communications  and witnessed warm debates on the cultural dimension of José Eduardo dos Santos, and in the face of the conclusions and recommendations presented  here, I think we can take the commitment to proceed with the actions leading to a major publicity of his work,” said the minister.

She added that the texts presented at the event will be compiled into a book so that the society more easily learn about the “architect of peace and defender of angolanity.”

The Conference on the Cultural Dimension of José Eduardo dos Santos run within the framework of the National Culture Festival (Fenacult/2014) comprised five panel that focused solely on the deeds of the Angolan head of State, particularly in the political and cultural components. It had the participation of local and foreign addressers.
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FIFA President Says 2018 World Cup to Be Held In Russia as Planned: Reports

Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Joseph Blatter said that the 2018 FIFA World Cup is going to take place in Russia as planned, according to Spiegel Online.

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