Angola: Mbanza Congo airport in Zaire province, ready to receive night-time flights

13 March 2009

Mbanza Congo, Angola, 13 March – The runway at Mbanza Congo airport, in the capital of Angola’s Zaire province, is due to have lighting in the second half of the year, which will make it possible for aircraft to land and take-off at night, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The agency cited, Hany Nassif, the head of United Arab Emirates (UAE) company Dar-Al Handasah (Shair and Partners), which is responsible for inspecting the reconstruction and expansion work on the airport, as saying that the work is going ahead at a good rate.

The work is in the hands of construction company China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).

Nassif said that the work would make it possible to boost the aircraft reception capacity at Mbanza Congo airport, including large aircraft.

The runway will be extended to a total of 2730 metres long, as compared to 1,800 currently, and is being widened by 15 metres, making the runway 45 metres wide.

The contract, which was awarded in April 2008, represents an investment of US$10 million. (macauhub)