Angola prepares management plans for river basins

26 August 2014

A study is being carried out to draw up management plans for management of the Kubango, Kuvelai and Zambeza River basins, Angola’s Minister for Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges said Monday in Malanje.

The minister also said another study was being prepared being prepared to draw up management plans for the Keve Longa river basins as well as the Bengo and Dande basins. The studies are carried out by technicians from the ministry.

Whilst opening the 4th Advisory Council of his ministry, the minister also announced the launch this year of tenders for drawing up integrated plans for the Cabinda and Kwanza basins and of a group of basins in Catumbela, Cubal da Hanha, Cavaco and Coporolo.

Baptista Borges also announced that the Ministry for Energy and Water is preparing projects to increase the rate of coverage of drinking water by 100 percent, in provincial capitals, and 85 percent in rural areas, by the end of 2017.

He said the sector also intends to increase the rate of sanitation coverage in urban areas by up to 80 percent by the end of 2017, thus meeting the targets of the 2013-2017 National Development Plan (PND). (macauhub/AO)