Rebuilding of road linking Huambo and Bié to Luanda, in Angola finished in 14 months

3 March 2006

Huambo, Angola, 03 March – Construction companies Mota-Engil and Paviterra, Monte e Monte and Intrarod will rebuild the 600 kilometer stretch of road linking the provinces of Huambo and Bié to Luanda, in Angola, in a project scheduled to be finished within 14 months, the government said Thursday.

The work is estimated to cost US$80 million and will be concluded in mid-2006 the Angolan roads institute (INEA) said after granting the concession.

The announcement was made by the Public Work Minister, Higino Carneiro, in the city of Huambo at the end of a ceremony for signing the concession contract for refurbishing the Huambo/Alto Ama, Alto Ama/River Queve Bridge and Huambo/Kuito road.

The stretch of road was divided into three lots, in order to make it possible for the construction companies involved to carry the work out within the stipulated deadlines, Carneiro said.

The road will be 10 meters wide along its entire length, as compared with the 7 meters it currently measures. (macauhub)