Huíla provincial government in Angola invests US$20 million in water supply

7 June 2012

Projects of the government of the Angolan province of Huíla for the water sector that are currently underway are valued at US$20 million, the provincial director for Energy and Water of Huíla, Abel Costa, told Angolan weekly newspaper Expansão.

Costa said that for the 2013-2017 period work in the sector would require funding of around US$40 million.

Projects carried out as part of the Water for All, Fighting Hunger and Poverty, and Public Investments programmes for this year, according to the provincial director, were mostly being implemented in the provincial capital, Lubango, which has an estimated population of 1.4 million.

One of the large building projects underway in Lubango is construction of a 6,300 cubic metre water storage tank, which will work alongside the storage facility built in the colonial period that has capacity to store 4,000 cubic metres of water.

As part of the Water for All programme, for example, the Huíla government is carrying out a project, which is funded by a credit line from Germany, with a view to building water collection and storage in the city.

Work underway in the city of Lubango also includes domestic links to the system. (macauhub)