Angola: Angolan government invests US$5 billion in infrastructures in Zaire province

27 August 2008

Soyo, Angola, 27 Aug – China’s Sinohydro and Italy’s CMC di Ravenna Tuesday started construction work on the Luanda-Soyo motorway, which is expected to take three years, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Angola’s news agency said that work on the motorway, which will be 500 kilomtres long and have six lanes (three in each direction), would employ over 1,600 workers.

Angola’s deputy public works minister, Joanes André, who attended the launch of the work, said that the government would spend some US$5 billion on infrastructures in Zaire province in northern Angola.

Amongst the projects to be carried out is the construction of the Nzeto/Soyo stretch of road with eight bridges, by Spanish company Carmon Reestrutura.

The work, which is expected to employ 1,000 people, will be concluded within two years.

Conduril Engenharia (Angola), which is Portuguese-owned, will also build a bridge spanning 450 metres over the Mbridge (Nzet) river, with six lanes, which will be built within 33 months.

André also said that Brazilian company Odebrecht was building the Kipanji Technical Professional Training Centre and that company T-Angola would build three social housing buildings in Soyo with four floors and 48 apartments each, which are due to be finished in less than a year. (macauhub)