Angola: Brazil’s Odebrecht to open section of Viana-Cacuaco motorway by December

3 November 2008

Luanda, Angola, 3 Nov – One of the directions of the 33 kilometres of the Vian-Cacuaco motorway is due to be opened up to traffic in December, Angolan news agency reported citing a staff member of Brazilian contractor Odebrecht.

Lucino Torres said that one direction of the stretch of road had the first layer of asphalt laid and was waiting for complementary work to be concluded in order for the final asphalt layer to be laid.

Construction is scheduled for conclusion in July 2009 and is part of a set of one-off solutions for the improvement of traffic in the capital, carried out by the Angolan Roads Institute (INEA)

The project, which began in October 2007, includes 55 kilometres of road and the remaining 22 kilometres are the responsibility of Brazilian company Queiroz Galvão.

The road will be 42.40 meters wide, and have two lanes running in each direction.

When it is open to traffic, the road will improve the link between the municipal areas of Cacuaco, Viana, Samba and Kilamba-Kiaxi, as well as access to the new airport from the provinces that neighbour Luanda. (macauhub)