Angola’s Bengo province to get water resource management technical school

11 November 2009

Luanda, Angola, 11 Nov – A technical training centre in the area of managing water resources is due to built in the next two years, in Angola’s Bengo province, by the State Secretariat for Water, said Secretary of State Luís Filipe da Silva.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, the Secretary of State for Water said that the initiative aimed to involve skilled staff in managing available resources and make better use of water.

“There are no training institutions in Angola specifically focused on water resources of hydraulic engineering, thus there is a need to make efforts to change that,” he noted.

Silva said that the sector was facing a lack of trained staff to draw up studies and projects on a local level, which, according to him, has become worse due to the separation of Energy and Water on a government level.

According to Silva, water resources are one of the main sources of wealth in Angola due to their importance in the development of agriculture, generating electricity and supplying the population, as thus their management needs to become more efficient and sustained. (macauhub)