A new water supply system built in Angola by China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering (CPP) will serve 334,000 people and help combat diseases, according to the company.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco lauded the Chinese-built potable water project while attending the handover ceremony Friday in Angola’s northern province of Malanje.
The water supply system reinforcement project, built by China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co., Ltd (CPP), can produce 720 cubic meters of potable water per hour, serving over 334,000 local residents, according to CPP.
The project will result in fewer diarrheal diseases and, consequently, save lives, said the president, highlighting the benefits of the project for the population.
Minister of Energy and Water Joao Baptista Borges said that the project will be a significant reinforcement of local water supply capacity against a backdrop of population growth.