Angola: Chinese company Shanghai Urban Construction due to conclude concrete structure of Luanda stadium in March

6 March 2009

Luanda, Angola, 6 March – The application of the concrete structure of the Luanda football stadium to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2010, is due to be concluded at the end of March, the technical director of the project’s inspection company, Soenco, Luís Campos.

Campos told Angop that the upper tier was currently being put in place and later the reinforced concrete structure of the stadium made up of two levels, with total capacity of 50,000 people.

The project, which is being implemented by Chinese construction company Shanghai Urban Construction Group Corporation, is being carried out by 800 workers, including Angolans and Chinese.

Campos also said that the first bases for the stadium metallic structure had yet to be assembled.

The four stadiums under construction in the provinces of Luanda, Benguela, Huíla and Cabinda for CAN2010 in January, are expected to cost US$600 million.

The Luanda stadium is the biggest of the four under construction, followed by the Benguela stadium, with a capacity for 35,000 people and Huíla and Cabinda with capacity for 20,000 people each. (macauhub)