Public transport ticketing system in Luanda set up by Portugal’s Logistel and Novabase

7 March 2007

Lisbon, Portugal, 7 March – Portuguese companies Novabase and Logistel have won the tender to implement the new ticketing system for the Luanda transport system, which will be concluded by the end of the year, the chairman of Logistel said Tuesday in Lisbon.

Speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa, Manuel Caetano said that the system, whose customer is the provincial government of Luanda, will be compatible amongst the several road and rail transport operators.

It may also be widened to include the metro and sea transports, when they are set up in the Angolan capital, whose population currently totals some 4 million people.

The contract, worth a total of US$4 million, includes the implementation of the system in central Luanda, but may be widened to the outskirts of the city.

This is the first project of its kind for Logistel – a company that has as its shareholders, Instituto Superior de Gestão, the Barraqueiro group, Angolan airline – TAAG and some individual shareholders.

In this deal, Novabase is supplying the technical know how and the equipment.

Logistel is currently waiting for the results of the tender for the implementation of the traffic management system in Luanda, for which it has applied together with Portuguese company Efacec. (macauhub)