Angola: Reconstruction of roads in Huambo province costs US$400 million

17 September 2008

Luanda, Angola, 17 Sept – The cost of repairing 820 kilometres of national roads in the Angolan province of Huambo are estimated at US$400 million, said the provincial director of the Angolan National Roads Institute (INEA), Inácio Satumbe.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Satumbe said that the work, which had begun in 2005, was being carried out on the access road to regions of the interior and coast of the country and were expected to be concluded in 2010.

According to Satumbe, at the moment reconstruction work is underway onm the national roads providing access to the city of Benguela (124 kilometres), part of the Huambo/Bié road (90 kilometres) and the Caála/Lubango road (133 kilometres).

The Bailundo/Mungo, Alto Wama/Katchiungo and Caála/Ecunha roads, linking localities in Huambo province, are all at an advanced stage of work, he said.

It is expected that by April 2009 reconstruction of the national road between the cities of Huambo and Cuito will be completed. (macauhub)