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Mussulo: produced 200,000 liters of drinking water daily with a salt water conversion process

The saltwater desalination process in Mussulo produces, on average, 200,000 liters of drinking water per day. The project, which was put into practice half a year ago in the neighborhood of Buraco, relies on the help of four tanks to convert the water.


The desalination project by solar distillation was visited this Sunday by the provincial governor of Luanda, Ana Paula de Carvalho, who was accompanied by the ministers of Culture, Tourism and Environment, Filipe Zau, of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, and of the Economy and Planning, Mário Augusto Caetano João, and also from the municipal administrator of Talatona, Rui Josefo Duarte and from the Councilor for the Republic, environmentalist Fernanda Renée, in order to learn about the desalination process and monitor the distribution of water to the population.

On the occasion, António Chivanga Barros, project coordinator and consultant for the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment, indicated that the transformation of salt water into water suitable for consumption is carried out through four tanks that were erected horizontally, in an initiative estimated at six million of kwanzas, writes to Angop.

In a first step, the water quality is calculated with PH9 and serves around two hundred people. However, the forecasts point to an increase in the number of people benefited daily.

For this, according to Angop, it is envisaged that 30 initiatives of this type will be built throughout the Mussulo territory in the coming months.

It should be noted that this process concerns an initiative of a group of young engineers recently trained at the universities Agostinho Neto, Católica and ISPTEC and has the support of the ministries of Energy and Water, Culture, Tourism and Angola and the Economy, writes Angop.

According to Angop, to buy drinking water the population has to pay 60,000 kwanzas for a 10,000 liter cistern, with 20 liters costing between 200 and 300 kwanzas.


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