Angola to invest US$5 billion in water supply

21 March 2018

The Angolan government, through the Ministry of Energy and Water from this year plans to invest US$5 billion in the construction and reconstruction of infrastructure to supply water to the population.

The announcement was made in Brasilia by the ANgolan Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, attending the 8th World Water Forum.

In January 2017, the Angolan government approved the National Water Plan (PNA), which sets out the strategy for managing water resources until 2040.

Angola has 77 river basins, five of which are shared with neighbouring countries, such as the Republic of Namibia.

About 60% of Angola’s population, estimated at more than 25 million people, has access to safe drinking water.(macauhub)