Portuguese water company Águas de Portugal wins contract to provide technical assistance to Angola

20 July 2010

Luanda, Angola, 20 July – Portuguese water company Águas de Portugal is to provide technical assistance to Angola’s National Water Directorate (DNA), as part of a programme to Support Institutional Development in Angola, having won a contract worth 5 million euros, the Angolan institution said in a statement.

The statement cited by Angolan news agency Angop said that “over 42 months Águas de Portugal will support the Angolan authorities from the sector to structure and organise water management services as well as decentralisation to rural areas.”

In the area of human resource, the contract outlines training of Angolan staff in the water sector, in order to provide a standard of quality that is appropriate to the needs of the population.

The contract is funded by the European Development Fund, as part of European Union /Angolan cooperation and aims to make water supply services more effective and sustainable, with a view to meeting the Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation.

Águas de Portugal won the tender launched to provide technical assistance to the Angolan National Water Directorate. (macauhub)

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