Odebrecht Angola awarded US$268.2 million project

29 October 2014

Odebrecht Angola has won a contract worth US$268.2 million for construction of a water supply system in Angola’s Benguela province, according to a presidential order.

The order, dated 23 October, states that the Angolan subsidiary of Brazilian group Odebrecht was awarded the third phase of the Benguela Water Project, for construction of a water supply system in Benguela, Lobito, Catumbela and Baía Farta .

The construction project, according to the order, “has become a benchmark for the country, providing access to clean drinking water to a large section of the population of the cities of Benguela and Lobito.”

Odebrecht employs over 24,000 workers in Angola and has a business portfolio worth US$5 billion, according to statements made last September in Luanda by the president of the Brazilian group, Emílio Odebrecht. (macauhub/AO/BR)