Angola: Huíla invests in drinking water supply

17 June 2008

Luanda, Angola, 17 June – The provincial government of Huíla in Mozambique plans to invest some US$600,000 in a project for the recuperation and expansion of the drinking water system, in the municipality of Humpata, Angolan news agency Angop reported Monday.

Speaking to the agency, the provincial director for energy and water, Abel João da Costa said that 40 percent of the project, which will benefit over 20,000 people, had been carried out.

Da Costa said that the new systems would ensure a supply of water to Humpata for the next 30 years and that construction of a 250 cubic metre water tank.

According to Da Costa, at the end of the project, which is being implemented by local construction company, Sela Group, the system, which previously supplied 15,000 people, will supply each citizen with 70 litres of water per day.

In a second phase, according to Da Costa, the programme includes expansion of the network to the outskirts of the town, in order to reach 30,000 consumers. (macauhub)