Sao Tome and Principe: Portugal’s Mota-Engil to build new water supply system

16 January 2009

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 16 Jan – The subsidiary of Portuguese construction company Mota-Engil in Sao Tome Thursday signed an agreement with the Sao Tome government to build a new water supply system in the country’s capital, valued at US$5.8 million.

The project know as “Água Clara 1 and 2” and funded by the African Development Bank by a total of US$2.7 million, the European Fund (US$2.5 million) and the Sao Tome government, which will provide US$600,000.

Mota-Engil has 20 months to carry out the work on a system that will supply the armed forces general headquarters, the main hospital in the city of Sao Tome and neighbourhoods on the outskirts of the city.

New tanks with a storage capacity of 650 cubic metres of water are to be built in the Agua Agrião area in the district of Mé Zochi and the installation of 14 kilometres of gas piping and refurbishment of another four kilometres of the distribution network. (macauhub)