Angola spends US$5 billion on water supply projects

14 April 2015

The government of Angola plans to spend about 500 billion kwanzas (US$5 billion) on various water supply projects related between 2013 and 2017, the Secretary of State for Water said Monday.

Luís Filipe da Silva, who was speaking at the 7th World Water Forum (WWF), which takes place in the South Korean city of Daegu and Gyeongju from 12 to 17 April, stressed that the concerns related to water supply are a important part of the government’s work on both quality of living and water conservation and its sustainable use.

South Korea for the first time is hosting the world’s largest meeting on water, which this year is attended by 1,800 politicians, businesspeople and environmental activists.

Angola is taking part in the forum with a delegation from the Ministry of Energy and Water headed by the Secretary of State, Luís Filipe da Silva, and including the National Director of Water, Lucrécio Costa and Kiala Pierre, director of the International Exchange Office. (macauhub/AO)