Angola: Entire urban population to have access to drinking water by 2013

15 January 2008

Luanda, Angola, 15 Jan – The project to improve the supply of drinking water to all of Angola’s provinces is underway, the director of the office for Studies and Planning of the Ministry for Energy and Water, Paulo Matos told Rádio Nacional de Angola.

Matos noted that just half of the urban population had access to drinking water and said that the government had earmarked around US$200 million to implement the “Water for Everybody” project until 2013.

“The figures available, although not precise, show that 50 percent of the population in urban areas does not have access to drinking water and in rural areas it is estimated that those rates are between 20 to 22 percent,” he said.

Matos added that with the implementation of the program its is expected that in the medium-term 100 percent of the population in urban areas will have access to water. (macauhub)

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