Angola - EU to Release 800 Million Euros for Water Projects

Luanda — The European Union will increase its financial assistance to the Angola?s sector of water and sanitation with a 800 million Euros grant, in addition to 17 million Euros released earlier on for a four years period ending in October this year.

This was announced Thursday in Luanda by the EU representative to Angola, Miguel Valera, during the National Workshop on "Water Quality" that will go until Friday.

According to the official, the amount will serve to upgrade staff who will carry out such tasks as equipment maintenance, production systems operation, water distribution and quality control.

Miguel Valera said the EU will continue supporting the Angolan Government projects, particularly those in the water and sanitation sector.

The event is intended to analyse the activities carried out under this project and discuss the water quality issue.

The opening of the event was attended by the national director of Water, Lucrécio Costa, representatives of public water and sanitation companies from the country's 18 provinces, and Ministry of Energy and Water and European Union officials.

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