Lubango in Angola needs US$250 million to improve supply

9 August 2010

Lubango, Angola, 9 Aug – The city of Lubango, the capital of Angola’s Huíla province, needs at least US$250 million to improve its water collection, treatment and distribution systems, the provincial director for Energy and Water told Angolan news agency Angop.

Abel da Costa told Angop that the distribution network served just 30,000 people “and over 1.2 million people live in the city of Lubango alone.”

Da Costa said he hoped that by 2012 “the large conurbations will have reasonable coverage, as well as the rural areas.”

As part of the Water for All Programme US$4 million was granted for improvements in the province. Currently the water system in Kuvango municipality is being concluded, costing an estimated US$345,000. (macauhub)