EU funds project for local development in Angola

13 March 2015

The European Union will provide 30 million euros to finance a local development project in Angola, which aims to improve the quality of life of the population and provide local services, said the EU representative in Angola.

Gordon Kricke said in his speech to launch the project that it would support 28 municipalities in the construction or rehabilitation of schools, health centres and markets, and six municipalities with a focus on entrepreneurship and business creation initiatives.

The project, to be implemented over three years, also aims to support 30 municipalities to draw up their local development plans.

The funding, signed in April 2012 between the European Union and the Angolan government, from the 10th European Development Fund for the implementation of the 4th Social Aid Fund (FAS), will benefit 14 of the 18 provinces that make up Angola.

The European Union remains Angola’s biggest direct development aid donor and since it sets itself up there in 1986, the European Commission has directly allocated over 600 million euros to the country. (macauhub/AO)