Angola: China’s Sinohydro Corp. re-starts work on Luena airport runway

6 May 2009

Luena, Angola, 6 May – Reconstruction and extension work on Luena airport, in Angola’s Moxico province, is due to re-start this week after being halted due to the rainy season, the project’s inspector told Angolan news agency Angop.

Manuel Catraio said that Chinese company Sinohydro Corp. had been making up cement and gravel to lay the last 300 metres of the runway.

After this phase, teh inspector said, the final layer of cement would be laid on the more than 3000 metres of the runway’s length and 45 metre width.

According to Catraio, the Chinese company expects to finish work on the runway in June and then move on to working on access roads and water draining, the airport apron, lighting and fencing the entire facility.

Over 2,000 metres of the runway have so far been concluded, and the project, which began in 2007, is due to be finished in September/October. (macauhub)