EU funds rebuilding of Angolan highway

22 October 2007

Luanda, Angola, 22 Oct – The Humbe-Cahama highway in Angola’s southern province of Cunene is to be rebuilt in a project valued at 25 million euros funded by the European Union.

Under an accord signed Friday in Luanda with the EU, the rebuilding of an 87-kilomoter stretch of the main road link in Cunene, between Humbe and Cahama, will get underway in the first quarter of 2008 and is expected to last three years.

To ensure the project’s success and improve traffic between Lubango and Santa Clara, the Angolan government is rehabilitating highways between Lubango and Cahama, Humbe and Ondjiva and the bridge over the River Cunene.

Rehabilitation of the highway will allow more regional integration and interconnection, improving transport along Angola’s main highway to South Africa, as well as promoting self-sustainable economic growth.

An international tender for the highway rebuilding scheme, and its inspection, has been launched and its results will be announced in December.

The accord for to finance the project was signed by Angolan Planning Minister Ana Dias Lourenço and the head of the European Commission’s Luanda mission, Ambassador João Gabriel Ferreira. (macauhub)