Angola: Brazilian company to build bridge over river Nhia

18 February 2009

Sumbe, Angola, 18 Feb – Brazilian company Queiroz Galvão is building a bridge over the river Nhia in the Angolan province of Kwanza Sul, in order to make travelling by road between the municipalities of Ebo and Kibala easier, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The bridge will be 60 metres long and 6.2 metres wide, and preliminary work is being carried out to remove land mines from the area.

Company official, Carlos Leandro said that the construction involved 41 Angolans and 5 Brazilians and would take around 5 months. The new bridge will replace a bridge that was destroyed during Angola’s civil war.

Currently the link between the two municipalities is carried out using an alternative metal bridge.

The new bridge is located along the road linking the provincial capital of Sumbe, to the municipalities of Ebo, Kibala, Libolo, Mussende, Cela and Kassongue. (macauhub)