Eptisa helps to expand water supply in Uige, Angola

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World Bank and French Development Agency-funded project is making a difference in Angola.

Multinational engineering and consulting company Eptisa, in Consortium with ENGCONSULT, is performing the consultancy services for the design review and construction supervision of the water supply network and house connections in the city of Uige in Angola.

This assignment is part of Angola’s Second Water Sector Institutional Development Project (WSIDP-2), financed by the World Bank and the French Development Agency, whose objective is to strengthen the institutional capacity and efficiency of the Angolan agencies in the Water Sector to improve access to water service delivery.

There are four components to the overall WSIDP-2 project. The first is water supply institutional strengthening and capacity development, which aims to strengthen the institutional framework for the water and sanitation sector and build capacity at Angola’s water and sanitation agencies at both national and provincial levels, through the provision of technical assistance and operational support for the strengthening of management capacities and customer services, including the provision of performance payments based on the achievement of key performance targets.

The second component is water resources management to support the strengthening of the institutional framework for water resource management through the provision of support for the design and implementation of an information management system. The third component is the rehabilitation and expansion of water supply production and distribution and the fourth component is management and engineering support.

The project is being implemented by Angola’s Ministry of Energy and Water and the assignment falls under the project’s third component, aimed at the rehabilitation and expansion of water supply production and distribution facilities that will increase service coverage and quality.

Eptisa is part of the JSTI Group, a China-based company mainly engaged in engineering consulting businesses. JSTI is also involved in engineering contracting businesses and also provides survey and design services, integrated inspection, project management and environmental consulting services.

Click here to find out more about the Uige project and its benefits.