Japan funds water supply in Angolan town

3 March 2015

Japan has donated US$103,000 to Angola to support a project to build a water purification system in the town of Quindenuco, Uíge province, the Japanese embassy in Angola said in a statement.

The statement said the funding will allow the construction of a drinking water purification system and two drinking fountains in an elementary school and in the Quindenuco community in the municipality of Uige.

The project is the responsibility of non-governmental organisation to support widows, Acção Angolana de Apoio às Viúvas (Angoavi), in collaboration with Japanese company Yamaha Motor.

The drinking water supply system to be installed in that area was commercially launched by Yamaha Motor in 2010, and has already been installed in several countries in Asia and Africa.

According to the embassy’s statement ​​the system developed by the Japanese company uses a method of slow filtration, rather than using chemicals, and can purify 8,000 litres of water per day. (macauhub/AO)