Angola: Chinese company refurbishes and extends Mbanza Congo aerodrome in northern Angola

28 November 2008

Mbanza Congo, Angola, 28 Nov – Chinese company China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) is carrying out refurbishment and extension work on the Mbanza Congo aerodrome, in Zaire province, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

According to the contractor, engineer Yang Mengxue, the work, budgeted to cost US$10 million, is due to be concluded within six months, after which teh aerodrome will be able to receive the new Boeing 737-800 and 777-2000 aircraft of Angolan airline Taag.

The runway will be extended to 2730 metres in length, as compared to its current 1,800 metres, and widened to 45 metres, which is 15 metres more than it current width.

Yang also said that recycling work would be carried out, as well as building of access routes, parking bays and replacement of the asphalt and signage on the airport apron. (macauhub)