Spain funds drinking water treatment plant in Bié, Angola

15 June 2009

Cuito, Angola, 15 June – The Spanish government has provided 5 million euros for the construction of a new drinking water collection, treatment and distribution plant in the municipality of Kamacupa, in Angola’s Bié province, the municipality’s administrator said in Cuito Friday.

Afonso Jorge Assafe said that the programme included construction of the water distribution network in the city’s streets and in its outlying neighbourhoods and was expected to benefit over 70,000 people.

The administrator said that specialised technicians had recently carried out an evaluation of the river that will supply he water as well as of the area where the new reservoir will be built.

Assafe also said that, as part of the financial decentralisation programme, water collection and treatment systems and the water distribution network were being built for all the areas in teh district.

The municipality of Kamacupa is located 82 kilometres east of the city of Cuito. (macauhub)