Angola: Zagope rebuilds road in Cuando Cubango for US$95 million

14 May 2008

Luanda, Angola, 14 May – Civil engineering company Zagope, of Brazilian group Andrade Gutierrez, is to rebuild the road between Menongue and Caiundo, in the Angolan province of Cuando Cubango, officials said in Luanda.

Rebuilding the 135 kilometre road is due to be concluded within 18 months and cost US$95 million.

Reconstruction of the Menongue – Caiundo stretch includes widening the road by a further nine metres, including drainage services and two lanes 3.5 metres wide in each direction.

The director general of the Angolan National Roads Institute (INEA), Joaquim Sebastião, said that “the importance of local development make sthis road a strategic point for the economic growth of the region, due to the cross border link with the Republic of Namibia, via the municipality of Cuangar.”

Zagope was founded on 13 January, 1967 in Portugal and in 1988 was acquired by Grupo Andrade Gutierrez, a Brazilian group with a significant presence in the sectors of Public Works, Telecommunications and Concessions of Infrastructures and Electricity.

Zagope has been increasing its process of internationalisation and is currently present in Angola, Algeria, Cameroon, Spain the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Equatorial Guinea and Mauritania. (macauhub)