Angola: New 8 km coastal road in Luanda ready within a year

7 May 2009

Luanda, Angola, 7 May – Angola’s capital, Luanda, is to have a new road called, “Marginal Sudoeste de Luanda” (Luanda Southwest Coastal Road), 8 kilometres long and which is due to be finished within a year, the Angolan Public Works Minister said Wednesday.

Empresa Nacional de Obras Hidraulicas e Portuarias (Hidroportos) and Brazilian construction company Odebrecht will carry out the work, with the former responsible for dredging work and the latter for construction of the road itself.

At the presentation of the project, Higino Carneiro said that the new coastal road would link the area of Praia do Bispo to Corimba, near Mussulo island, and the highway would have four lanes in each direction, taking around a year to build.

The minister also said that, after the project was finished, the area would have room to build houses and public buildings.

The cost of the project was not made public.

The new road is in addition to several other highways that are currently in their concluding stages, between the large peripheral urban centres Luanda – Benfica, Cacuaco and Viana – and the Angolan capital. (macauhub)