Angola Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project receives support

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The Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Service Delivery Project in Angola has received financial support of US $123.77m from the Africa Development Bank (AfDB).
The water project was begun with the aim of improving water governance, improving capacity and efficiency of water supply and the sanitation sector in a central and provincial level. This will increase accessibility to the resource and services.
Some of the elements of the project include establishment of seven effective self sufficient provincial water supply and sanitation utilities. There will also be enhanced service delivery at the central and provincial level for water supply and sanitation.
The water and sanitation project will be implemented in five year period in 7 provinces namely Cunene, Lunda Norte, Namibe, Lunda Sul, Cabinda, Cuanza Sul and Bengo. All this will be at an estimated price of US $154.71m.
According to AfDB, 922 000 people will benefit from the project with a total of 2.3 million people from urban areas in the seven provinces. 338 000 people in peri urban areas will have access to water while 75 000 people will access waste water infrastructure.
The financial contribution by AfDB will help leverage its investments to the Angolan government and other partners.

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