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Construction work on the Baynes hydroelectric power station - which is co-funded by NamPower and Angolan power utility ENE - will start soon following the signing of a bilateral agreement between the two governments.
Both governments have pledged to support a site which is economically, environmentally and technically viable. The two utilities expect to generate 360MW from the Baynes project to be built on the Kunene river in Angola.
A delegation of technical experts from NamPower, NamWater and a director from the Ministry of Mines and Energy will travel to Angola to look at ways of developing the new power project and the bilateral agreement that was signed by the two countries. It will also discuss possibilities of regulating the usage of water from Gove dam in Kunene Province built by the Portuguese, as well as the Caleque dam that supplies water to the northern parts of Namibia.
News date: 27/07/2006