Drinking water supply in Angola covers 50 pct of the country

27 September 2011

Luanda, Angola, 27 Sept – Angola currently has drinking water coverage of over 50 percent of its population, Angola’s secretary of State for Water, Luís Filipe da Silva said in Luanda Monday.

Speaking during a programme on Angolan television, the secretary of State said that statistics pointed to urban areas having coverage of 50 percent, whilst in rural areas the coverage was 44 percent.

Silva noted that the government programme outlined, for the long term, 100 percent coverage in urban areas with a 24 hour-a-day supply, whilst in rural areas each person will be able to count on a water supply in line with international standards, of 70 litres per person on a regular basis.

For this to happen, he said, work was underway and projects were being analysed to be applied over the next few years with a view to improving the current situation of water supply to the population, with a focus on the national “Water for All” programme. (macauhub)