Angola: Chinese company to build bridge linking Cabinda to the rest of Angola

1 September 2008

Soyo, Angola, 1 Sept – The study for drawing up the construction project for the bridge linking the province of Cabinda to the rest of Angola is due to be concluded this month, the Angolan deputy public works minister, Joanes André said Thursday in Soyo.

The deputy minister, who was on a visit to the municipality of Soyo, in Angola’s Zaire province, said that the China Road and Bridge Corporation, responsible for building the bridge, was meeting agreed deadlines for the study and carrying out the project, as the location of the bridge had already been decided.

“With the conclusion of the year-long study phase, a phase of actual execution now follows, which will take another four years,” said André.

The bridge will stretch 20 kilometres over the Zaire river and over land in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The project, which is expected to cost US$2.55 billion is scheduled for conclusion in October 2012. (macauhub)