Angola: Water distribution project starts next year in Luanda

29 October 2008

Luanda, Angola, 29 Oct – Three drinking water distribution centres and 140 drinking fountains, costing some US$49 million, will be built by Israeli group Tahal as of 2009 in the area of Benfica, Camama and Viana, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

Angop cited the president of the water company, Empresa Provincial de Águas de Luanda (EPAL), António Belga da Costa, who was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the offices of Tahal Angola, a subsidiary of the Israeli group.

Tahal is one of the biggest Israeli engineering groups involved in the areas of water supply and treatment, agriculture and infrastructures and this year was granted a public tender to add to a 399-kilomter water network as part of the so-called “immediate impact project” according to the EPAL manager.

At the opening of Tahal’s Luanda office, the Israeli ambassador to Angola Sagui Karni said he was happy that a company from his country had opened offices in Luanda, noting that Tahal was recognised around the world in the water sector. (macauhub)