The Angolan Government will strongly invest in next five years in the sectors of energy and water, respectively, with a view to ensuring greater quality and reliability in the distribution of these two products to the population.
The fact was reaffirmed Wednesday in Luanda by the minister of Energy and Water (Minea), João Baptista Borges.
The minister was addressing, through a video, a message to welcome to the participants in 1st International Conference on Energy and Water running until Friday in Luanda.
The minister said that the Government intends to promote economic and social development of the country, prioritising the implementation of structural projects for the use of the water and energy potential.
The minister would not disclose the amount to invest in the said programme.
The official also noted that the Angolan government is strongly committed to reorganisation of production and distribution of energy, water resources management, the system of water supply to the population and waste water sanitation.
The Action Plan of Minea for 2013-2017 covers two subsectors of basic infrastructure whose the size and the performance impacts the economic and social development of the country.
In addition to local experts, the event also brings together delegates from South Africa, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Príncipe, Namibia, Mozambique, Portugal, Brazil, Russia, France, Italy, United Arab Emirate.
Representatives of regional and world organisations linked to the sector are also attending the event.