Angola: Soyo aerodrome to be renovated in 2008

30 July 2008

Luanda, Angola, 30 July – Renovation work on the aerodrome in the oil municipality of Soyo, in Angola Zaire province, is due to begin in November of this year, according to the chief executive of national aviation agency, Empresa Nacional de Navegação Aérea, Manuel Ceita.

Ceita, who was speaking to the press on the sidelines of a visit to Soyo by the minister for Transport, Augusto da Silva Tomás, said that renovation work, which was part of the Public Investment Programme, was aimed at equipping the aerodrome for the demands of air traffic, as it currently receives an average of 28 flights per day.

Work on the aerodrome’s runway, which is 2,000 metres long and 30 metres wide, will focus on resealing the runway and widening the aircraft parking areas by a further 150 metres.

Ceita also said that the board of Enana was working with Angolan company LNG on the construction of a new more modern air terminal in order to accommodate passengers in greater comfort.

As well as renovation of the current aerodrome, Enana is putting together another project for the medium term, with a view to building an airport in the region, the location of which ahs already been identified.

Ceita, who gave no Schedule for work on the new airport, said that it would be located in the Lumueno area, some 20 kilometres south of the city, in order to remove the current aerodrome from its residential location. (macauhub)