11 December 2012

Angola: Cabinet Council Approves National Strategy for Water

Luanda — The Council Council approved this Tuesday in Luanda the 2013/2017 National Strategic Programme for Water, under the projects and programmes of the government underway the water field, during its first session chaired by the Head of State José Eduardo dos Santos.

The strategic plan is an executive's working document aimed at promoting the sustainable management of surface and underground water resource in the country.

It is also intended to improve sanitation and water supply to the population, said a statement distributed at the end of the meeting.

The note adds that the plan also aims to promote organic agriculture and fishing activities of inland waters, the development of tourism potential associated with water resources, as well as the reduction of energy dependence of non-renewable resources, favouring the production of electricity from dam.

The Council also analysed a Presidential Decree that formalizes the creation of Dr. António Agostinho Neto Memorial and approves its organic statute, thus establishing it as a public institution with legal personality and administrative, financial and patrimonial autonomy.

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