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Luanda: UN official commends water, sanitation plan

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Luanda – The United Nations under-secretary general, Rebeca Grynspan, Saturday termed the water and sanitation plan in Kilamba Kiaxi district, Luanda, as an interesting project that will enable residents having access to clean drinking water.

Speaking to the press at the end of a field visit to Kilamba Kiaxi district, accompanied by Luanda governor, José Maria dos Santos, Rebeca Grynspan said that for the success of the project it is necessary to appoint inspectors to work in collaboration with the community.

For better functioning of the project, the UN official also suggested the participation in the project of the local technicians and rehabilitation of fountains.

Accompanied by the resident coordinator of the United Nations in Angola, Maria Ribeiro, as well as other social stakeholders, the visiting team was informed on the progress of the project started in 2009.

The delegation learnt, among others, of involvement of communitarian agents in identification of problems, the expert training and the involvement of the communities in the project.