Angola: Reconstruction of runway at Cabinda airport granted to Portugal’s Tecnovia

28 January 2008

Luanda, Angola, 28 Jan – The reconstruction and widening work on the runway at Cabinda airport, expected to cost Angolan state airport manager, Enana, US$4.5 million, has been granted to Portuguese construction company Tecnovia, Angolan newspaper, Jornal de Angola reported.

The paper added that work was expected to take six months and included widening the runway from 30 to 45 meters, paving and treatment of the runway’s surface.

According to the director of Cabinda airport, Celso dos Santos Pimentel, the reconstruction is intended to improve conditions for landing and maneuvering Taag’s new aircraft.

According to an Enana inspection team, the runway is within the recommended length guidelines, and should be kept at 2,500 meters long.

The contract for the work was signed Thursday by the head of the infrastructure department of Enana, José Luís Coelho and by the manager of Tecnovia in Angola, Paulo Solipa. (macauhub)