Angola: International airports of Catumbela and Lubango to cost US$229 million

15 January 2009

Luanda, Angola, 15 Jan – Construction of the international airports of Catumbela (Benguela province) and Lubango (Huíla province) will cost US$229 million, the minister for transport, Augusto Tomás said Wednesday in Luanda.

According to Tomás, construction of of Catumbela aiport is expected to cost US$130 million and Lubango airport some US$99 million.

The projects include construction of new terminals, relaying and expanding the runways, construction of aircraft parking aprons and outside car parks.

Construction of the two airports is part of the overall plan to rebuild Angola’s infrastructures, which covers the country’s 25 airports and aerodromes, with a view to providing quality services.

The work is expected to be concluded within 12 months, ahead of the Africa Cup of Soccer to be held in Angola, the minister said.

The country’s Council of Ministers authorised airport management company Enana to sign a contract with construction company Odebrecht Angola for construction of Catumbela International Airport.

It also authorised Enana to sign a contract with a consortium made up of firms Andrade Gutierrez/Zagope-Construção e Engenharia/HOMT Limited, to build Lubango airport. (macauhub)