Angola: Chinese company to finish extension of Luena airport in August

9 June 2008

Luena, Angola, 9 June – Chinese construction company Sinohydro Corp is due by August to finish the second phase of extension and reconstruction of the airport at Luena, in Angola’s Moxico province, the project’s director told Angolan news agency Angop Sunday.

The central government invested US$9 million in extending the 950 metre long and 15 metre wide runway.

Li Youbing noted that if the Public Works Ministry approved the alternative proposal presented by the company to overcome the problems found in the surface of the previous runway, by August the Luena runway could be 3,200 metres long and 45 metres wide and have better safety conditions to receive modern aircraft.

The runway was closed last May to large aircraft and whilst work is underway only aircraft weighing less than 35 tonnes can land and take off. (macauhub)