Angola’s National Water Plan costs US$110 billion

26 January 2017

Angola expects to spend US$110 billion on the implementation of the National Water Plan (PNA) a document approved on Wednesday by the Council of Ministers with an implementation deadline of 2040, the Secretary of State for Water said in Luanda.

Luís Filipe da Silva said that many of the actions foreseen in the PNA are already underway, including construction of the Lauca hydroelectric plant (Malanje) and expansion of the Cambambe dam (Kwanza Norte).

The Secretary of State, quoted by Angolan news agency Angop, said that the financial programming of this plan must undergo regular reviews every five years, for specific adjustments.

The PNA is a document that defines, among other things, the guidelines and strategies for the management of water resources, establishing planning scenarios and measures and actions in the short, medium and long term for the water sector in Angola.

The Council of Ministers also approved at the same meeting the Regulation on Transgressions of the National Statistical System that requires different institutions in the country and individuals to provide information to the National Statistics Institute (INE) and the delegates of the INE organs, under pain of fines ranging from 500,000 to 5 million kwanzas.

The director general of the INE, Camilo Ceita, stated that the regulation is intended to overcome the situation in which companies or individuals refuse to provide information to the INE, providing partial information or after the the institute needs it. (macauhub)