Angola to rebuild 1,200 kilometers of roads in 2007

7 February 2007

Luanda, Angola, 7 Feb – Over 1,200 kilometers of roads are to be rebuilt this year in Angola as part of the Program for Restoring Road Infrastructures, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Citing figures and dates from the Angolan Roads Institute (Inea), Angop gave details of the stretches of road and their respective length, which would be inaugurated in both the first and second half of the year.

The main difficulties in carrying out the program are due, according to Inea, to the difficulty in accessing the locations of the work and acquiring materials, as well as a lack of local qualified labor.

Mines and other explosives are also serious constraints to carrying out the program, as is heavy rainfall all over the country.

The actions led by Inea and the Office for National Reconstruction (GRN) outline the rebuilding of 7,350 kilometers of roads all over the country. Cabe ao GRN a reabilitação de 2.350 quilómetros de estradas, bem como os arruamentos urbanos nas localidades servidas por essas estradas.

In 2005 Inea granted tenders for 9,66 kilometers of roads and in the following year for a further 3,146 kilometers. The program involves 20 Angolan building companies and 18 foreign companies. (macauhub)