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Angola’s Minister reveals 2.5m inhabitants to benefit from water project-expansion


Devdiscourse News Desk luanda Angola
Updated: 22-03-2019 20:37 IST
Angola’s Minister reveals 2.5m inhabitants to benefit from water project-expansion

Underway are also 28 similar works in municipal headquarters, with emphasis on the water supply systems of Cuemba, Cunhinga and N'Harea. Image Credit: Pexels

Ministry of Energy and Water (Minea) has announced ongoing several projects for the construction of new systems to expand water supply to 2.5 million inhabitants, under the National Development Plan (NDP).

The information was released on Thursday, March 21 by the national director of Waters, Lucrecio Costa, noting that the project will cover the provinces of Cabinda, Malanje, Huambo, Bié and municipal headquarters. Speaking to Angop, Lucrecio Costa also mentioned the increase in water production and distribution in M'Banza Congo (northern Zaire province), under the China Credit Line.

Underway are also 28 similar works in municipal headquarters, with emphasis on the water supply systems of Cuemba, Cunhinga and N'Harea. The inauguration of these infrastructures began Friday, ahead of World Water Day celebrations on Friday (22nd). Despite constraints in the sector, he said that there had been progressing, leading to the distribution of water at the national level.

The national director recalled the construction last year of supplying water system in the headquarters of the provinces of Bengo, Cuanza Sul, Namibe, Cunene, Cuando Cubango, Moxico and Huila. The projects are financed by multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and African Bank of development.

As for Luanda province, the investments will cover construction systems of the locality Bita and Quilonga Grande, secured by China's credit line funding for some plots of land.

With inputs from agencies.

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COUNTRY : Angola

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