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Access to drinking water reaches 70% of Angolan population

About 70 percent of the population in Angola, estimated at over 25 million people, have access to drinking water, the minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, said in Brasilia Tuesday.

João Baptista Borges said on the sidelines of the 8th World Water Forum that the main concern of the Government is to increase the rate of access in urban areas, which is expected to reach 85% over the next five years.

For the population of rural areas, the goal is to achieve a rate of 80 percent, according to the minister.

The distribution of drinking water to the population continues to be one of the Executive’s top priorities for the coming years, according to the minister.

For the minister, there is still much work to be done in this sub-sector, judging by the infrastructure projects that must be implemented.

In addition to investments in infrastructure, the sector is also undertaking initiatives in the institutional domain, from the creation of companies in the water subsector, training of staff and decentralization of services.

Source: Angop

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