ORLANDO VELOSO – Chief Operating Officer of SONIP

Orlando Veloso is a retired engineer of The Sonangol group, associate of Angolan oil and gas service, that was remodeled into SONIP. Orlando Veloso was then appointed as the chief operating officer of SONIP, a corporation in charge of construction involving the state company. Throughout his time in SONIP, Orlando Veloso lead the development of 3 new cities across the country. These new cities were an initiative of the Angolan government to construct a residential society with necessary amenities so as to deal with housing problems that affected several families, no matter their position and skilled category. 

Orlando Veloso proclaimed that the new cities particularly, Zango 8000, KK 5000 and CIF 5000, would be built within the capital of the country, totalling to 18000 residences. This project included the construction of colleges, water treatment plants, structure facilities, electricity stations, social services similarly as reserved areas for personal investment firms.

During the primary phase, that was conjointly a learning stage for the project and everybody concerned, there had been unforeseen delays within the distribution of homes due to high demand. Orlando Veloso was concentrated on increasing knowledge management of contracts, amendment of services and reduction within the sale queues. Therefore on March 2014, Orlando Veloso declared the involvement of latest agents within the methodology of sale and distribution of homes. This helped organize the project and it fast-tracked the allotment and sale of flats that were in high demand. 

A little background in The Sonangol Group; it is a parastatal Angolan oil and gas founded in Luanda in 1976. The group is made up of Sonangol EP, SONIP and many subsidiaries. According to statistics from the Oil and Gas Journal, Angola had demonstrated oil reserves worth BBL 9.5 trillion in 2010, making it the second biggest oil producer in Africa.

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