Angola: Government to invest over US$400 million in recovery of Angolan airports

30 May 2008

Lisbon, Portugal, 30 May – The Angolan government is set to invest over US$400 million in the recuperation of the country’s airports by 2010, the chief executive of Angola’s airport manager Enana, Celso Rosas, said in Lisbon Thursday.

Speaking on the sidelines of an International Conference on Air Transport, Airports, Air Navigation and Economic Globalisation, held between 26 and 28 May in Lisbon, Rosas said that the project for renewal of the airports of Huambo, Benguela, Cabinda, Lubango, Luena, Kuito, Saurimo and Dundo, would provide Angola with a new reality.

“Due to the war, some airports saw severe changes. In some places practically new airports emerged and the renewal to be carried out will deal with infrastructures and movement areas,” Rosas said.

In relation to construction of a new Luanda International Airport, Rosas said it was an excellent move, considering that current airport facilities at “4 de Fevereiro” Airport were practically obsolete.

The International Conference on Air Transport, Airports, Air Navigation and Economic Globalization was attended by various countries, including the Portuguese-speaking countries, and discussed, amongst other aspects, air safety, environmental conservation, tourism and air transport, as well as mergers of airlines and new models of airport management. (macauhub)

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