Angola: Construction of international Lubango airport concludes in May 2010

23 April 2009

Lubango, Angola, 23 April – Construction of the Lubango International Airport, in Angola’s Huíla province, begun in February of this year, is 75 percent away from completion, the director of the project, Nívio Novagraf said Tuesday.

The project, which is the responsibility of Brazilian company Andrade Gutierrez and its Portuguese subsidiary Zagope Construções e Engenharia, is expected to cost 62 million euros and includes construction of a new airport apron, a terminal with four lifts, four escalators, construction of car parks and green spaces.

During a visit by the provincial governor of Huíla, Isaac Maria dos Anjos, Novagraf said that reconstruction and widening of the airport’s runway was being concluded and construction of a new aircraft parking area, and the pillars for the passenger terminal and control tower are already up.

According to Novagraf, the work is going well and it first phase, which includes widening the two runways, the passenger terminal, aircraft parking areas and external arrangements, is expected to be handed over at the end of December and its total conclusion is scheduled for May 2010. (macauhub)