Angola: Brazil’s Odebrecht builds infrastructures in cities in Kwanza Sul province

6 October 2008

Sumbe, Angola, 6 Oct – Brazilian construction company Odebrecht has been granted the contract for urban renewal of the cities of Sumbe, Porto Amboim and Gabel in Angola’s Kwanza Sul province, said the company’s representative for the Angolan province.

Marcelo Barreto de Morais, production manager for Odebrecht – Engenharia e Construções in Kwanza Sul, told Angolan news agency Angop that the project, with a budget of US$299.6 million, mainly aimed to “improve the quality of life for inhabitants.”

Currently, the construction company is digging rainwater drainage channels, refurbishing water treatment plants and levelling ground in the area of Pomba Nova, in Sumbe.

He said that a benefit of urban renewal of the cities was attracting investment and consequently increasing the quality of life of their inhabitants, considering improvements to sanitation and expansion of the water and power supply systems.

The project includes rebuilding and construction of the new sewage, drainage, public lighting and paving systems in the three cities.

The protocol granting the work was signed in July of last year and the work is scheduled to be carried out over four years in the cities of Gabela and Porto Amboim and over seven years in Sumbe. (macauhub)