Portuguese builder Mota-Engil granted work worth US$81.7 million in Angola

24 May 2006

Lisbon, Portugal, 24 May – Portuguese construction company Mota-Engil, the largest in the country, has won the tender for two road projects in Angola, estimated to cost US&81.7 million, a company source told Macauhub.

According to the same source, the biggest of the projects is the refurbishment of the stretch of road linking Cabinda to Cacongo, in the north of the country, requested by Angola’s road institute, Instituto das Estradas de Angola.

This project, valued at US$38 million, is already underway and has a completion deadline of 18 months, and should be concluded in October 2007.

In a first phase the city of Cabinda, in the enclave with the same name, will be linked to the Malongo oil base, and will have four lanes and a central reservation.

The project also includes the refurbishment of 3.5 kilometers of road into the center of Cabinda, the same source said.

The other project, to the value of US$43.7 million, is to rebuild the road between Huambo and Cuíto, in the center of the country.

The concession of the project to Mota-Engil and Paviterra, also a Portuguese company, was granted by the Ministry of Public Works.

Portugal’s largest construction company is also involved in rebuilding the Quifangondo-Catete and Benguela-Lobito roads, as part of the Special Program for Rehabilitation of National Roads 2005-2006.

This plan outlines the repair of a total of 1,000 kilometers of roads in the country’s basic network. (macauhub)