A Chinese company will rebuild and expand a drinking water and sanitation system in the city of Namibe, in the Angolan province of the same name. The project will benefit 100,000 residents, Angolan news agency Angop reported.
Angop, which named the Chinese company as Hwam Chan, added that the first stone of the project had been laid last Thursday and that work would take 24 months to complete and cost 13.4 billion kwanzas (US$139.4 million).
An official from the contractor said that the tender contract included construction of 40 water fountains, 80 wash houses, reservoirs, sewage pipes and other equipment.
The work will lead to some problems travelling around the city, as it will lift the pavements and road surfaces where the new pipes will be laid. (macauhub)