Water supply to city of Luanda, Angola expected to double by 2017

30 September 2013

The supply of drinking water to the city of Luanda is expected to increase from 433,000 cubic metres per day at the moment to 692,000 cubic metres per day by 2017, the national director for Water, Lucrécio Costa said Friday in Luanda.

Describing the current situation of the water sector in the country, at the 1st International Conference on Energy and Water, Lucrécio Costa said that the future of water supply in the country needed conditions to be created to serve the largest possible percentage of the population alongside increasing improvement of the quality of the services provided.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, Costa also described the production capacity of the country’s other provincial capitals, notably Benguela which is expected to see an increase from 133,000 cubic metres per day to 310,000 cubic metres in 2017.

The most significant change will be in the city of Menongue, where the water supply is expected to rise from 5,000 cubic metres per day at the moment to over 20,000 cubic metres in 2017.

The national director for Water added that in order to achieve these targets over 138 water supply systems would have to be repaired across the country. (macauhub)