On August 4, 2017 local time, the largest hydroelectric power station in Africa, the Kagulu Kabasa Hydropower Station in Angola, carried by Weidu Logistics and constructed by China Gezhouba Group, held a construction ceremony in Dongdo City, North Kwanza Province, the country. Conforming to China's "the Belt and Road" initiative, it opened a new era for Chinese enterprises to build hydropower in Africa, and wrote a new chapter of China Angola friendship.
The Kaka hydropower station in Angola is known as the "Three Gorges Project in Africa". After the completion of the power station, a strong power supply will meet over 50% of Angola's power supply needs, reducing the consumption of non renewable oil and coal resources by 2.733 million tons per year, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 7.2 million tons per year; After the formation of the reservoir area, it can significantly improve the utilization conditions of water resources and provide more high-quality water sources for the surrounding people; The construction and operation of power stations will directly drive and promote the economic and social development of Angola, providing inexhaustible power for the construction of infrastructure and the revitalization of mining industry in Angola.
The total contract amount of the Kaka project is 4.532 billion US dollars, and the planned installed capacity of the project is 2.172 million kilowatts. The project is planned to be completed within 80 months, and during the peak construction period, it will provide nearly 10000 job opportunities for the local area.