Angola: Brazil’s Odebrecht rebuilds roads in city of Malanje

2 February 2009

Malanje, Angola, 2 Feb – Twenty two roads in the city of Malanje have been undergoing rebuilding work since September 2008 at the hands of Brazilian company Odebrecht including asphalting and installation of telephony and public lighting systems.

Odebrecht’s production director, Daniel Assis, told Angolan news agency Angop that seven roads had already been asphalted and that concrete sidewalks and drainage systems had been built, whilst a further 15 roads had seen work done in terms of levelling and lining up of road sides.

Ten kilometres of roads are to be refurbished across the city of Malanje, including installation of 170 lamp posts and 20,000 metres of piping for telephony, energy and other service cables.

As well as Odebrecht, Angolan construction company Metroeuropa is to refurbish a further 11 kilometres of roads in the city of Malanje, work on which has yet to begin. (macauhub)