Angola: 700,000 households connected to drinking water
30 June 2011
The Angolan provincial drinking water supply company in Luanda (EPAL), Angola, is currently connecting 700,000 households to the drinking water supply in all the urban areas of the capital, reports the Angop press agency.
Leonildo Seitas, president of the Board of Directors of EPAL, estimates that this project will, over the next two and a half years, increase the number of consumers from 140,000 to over 700,000.
The company has also drawn up a strategic plan which makes provision for drinking water coverage of at least 80 per cent of the population of Luanda by 2015.
In Madagascar, a program called "Sustainable means of access to drinking water", launched in 2008, has just enabled the region of Ambohibary to gain access to drinking water, with 230 new homes connected, reports the newspaper L'Express.
With the support of the European Union and the French Development Agency, this program required investment of 155,000 dollars.