Angola: Road in Bengo to provide access to coffee growing area

18 November 2008

Luanda, Angola, 18 Nov – Angolan company Minuila is due to end work on the road between the areas of Pango Aluquém and the Quibaxe detour, in Bengo province, by the end of 2009, the company inspecting the project said.

The road, which will cost the central government US$33 million, is to link the coffee producing area to the national road network.

Around 90 percent of the 41 kilometres of road has been levelled, according to Africon, the project’s inspector.

The road will be seven metres wide, six of which will be lanes.

So far, the 41 kilometres linking the two locations are free of pot-holes and other obstacles, and drainage channels have been built.

The project also includes asphalting the road and rebuilding aqueducts. (macauhub)