The VistaWater company won a tender to explore and manage the water supply system in Sumbe, the capital of Kwanza Sul province, in Angola, worth approximately 3.5 million euros, the company said in a statement.
VistaWater is 45% owned by Portuguese group Indaqua – Indústria e Gestão de Águas, in turn 50.06% owned by Israeli group Miya, which in February 2016 paid 60 million euros for the stake held by Portuguese construction company Mota-Engil.
The contract entered into with the National Directorate of Energy and Water has a completion period of 12 months and aims to “operate and manage all water supply infrastructure in the city,” including a water treatment plant, six tanks, a distribution network with 6,000 links and 210 fountains.
VistaWater will organise a team of 20 operators and seven technical staff and proposes, by the end of the term of the contract, to increase water supply time to 90% and to have links to about 6,000 homes in the network. (macauhub)