Toine Ramaker via web
VEI recently was informed that it won a 1-year WOP contract for the provincial capital Ondjiva in Cunene province, South-Angola, bordering Namibia. The tender was launched by UNICEF, GWOPA and UN-Habitat on behalf of the Angolan government and only Portuguese/Spanish speaking companies were eligible to apply. Activities include assessments, development of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) and implementation of the PIP, all within a timeframe of one year. Supporting colleague water utilities in Africa is no new business for VEI. In this WOP the novelty is in the partnership; VEI applied together with FIPAG. VEI and FIPAG have the longest running partnership/WOP in the VEI project portfolio since 2005. In the Cunene contract we can harvest the results of 11 years Technical Assistance with FIPAG, deploying the most talented FIPAG employees in Angola and working together as partners. As such it hopefully will be a positive example of South-South cooperation and the WOP provides FIPAG staff the opportunity to add valuable experiences to their career.