Angola: Bridge built by Chinese firm over river Dande inaugurated

29 August 2008

Caxito, Angola, 29 Aug – The bridge over the river Dande, in Porto-Kipiri, 13 kilometres south of the city of Caxito, in Angola’s Bengo province, was opened Wednesday, by the Angolan Public Works Minister, Higino Carneiro, according to a report from Angolan news agency Angop.

The concrete bridge is 104 metres long and 10.2 metres wide with two lanes and its construction was the responsibility of Chinese company China Road and Bridge Corporation.

This bridge, which took 24 months to build, represents an investment of US$211 million, and it was inspected by German company H.P. Gauff Ingenieure.

In his speech, the Public Works Minsiter said that the new bridge, along with reconstruction of the road linking Kifangondo to Uíge, conditions had been created for vehicles gto travel along the road. (macauhub)