Portuguese water company Águas de Portugal awarded technical assistance contracts in Angola

25 July 2012

Portuguese water group Águas de Portugal (AdP) has been awarded two new technical assistance for water supply and sanitation contracts in Angola, worth a total of 1 million euros, the group said in a statement issued in Lisbon.

Being awarded these projects is the, “result of a strategy to consolidate the business,” of the AdP group in Angola, via its subsidiary AdP Angola, the statement said adding that one of the contracts would be carried out in within the next 12 months in Uíge province as part of a projects funded by the Angolan National Directorate for Water Supply and Sanitation.

This project is also intended to “ensure the operability of the water supply systems, in a sustainable economic and financial environment,” the statement said.

As for the second tender, which will take three months to implement and is linked to waste water sanitation in Cunene province, the Portuguese company will draw up a schedule to set up the water and sanitation company.

The two contracts are in addition to the technical assistance AdP provides to the Angolan National Directorate for Water and Sanitation, worth around 5 million euros, provided over three and half years by a partnership between AdP, Ogimatech Portugal and Portuguese non-governmental organization TESE.

The contract, which is funded by the European Development Fund as part of cooperation between the European Union and Angola, is part of a programme to support the institutional development of the water sector in Angola. (macauhub)