The government of Angola has awarded Portuguese group DST (http://www.dstsgps.com/) a project to expand the water supply system on the outskirts of Luanda for US$17.1 million, according to a presidential order .
The work is part of the 2016-2017 action plan of priority water supply projects and is carried out “under the financing agreements between the Republic of Angola and the Republic of Portugal,” said the order cited by Portuguese news agency Lusa.
The contract, to expand the capacity of the water supply system of the Golf Distribution Centre (outskirts of Luanda), aims to ensure “continued enlargement of (…) access to the supply of drinking water to the population of Luanda province,” which has almost seven million inhabitants.
The final figures from the Angolan population census, carried out in 2014, showed that half of Angola’s estimated 5.5 million households do not have access to clean water. (macauhub/AO)