City of Luena in Angola to have drinking water system

4 October 2012

The government of the Angolan province of Moxico and construction companies Calibre and TCE Tuesday signed a contract to rebuild the drinking water network in the provincial capital Luena according to Angolan news agency Angop.

Under the terms of the contract, Calibre will build a new drinking water collection, treatment and distribution plant and TCE will Repair, modernise and expand the water distribution network to the city and its outskirts.

Both projects will take 24 months and have a joint cost of 7 million kwanzas.

The deputy provincial governor for the Technical and Infrastructure sector, Manuel Lituai, said that construction of the new treatment plant and repairing the network would solve the problem of supplying water to the population.

The population of the city of Luena has been without piped water for over four years because of problems with the main water distribution duct from the Luena River to the main tank, related to the obsolete state of the equipment, which dates back to the colonial period. (macauhub)