Angola: Construction of railway station in Menongue enters second phase

11 May 2009

Luanda, Angola, 11 May – Construction of the building of the Menongue railway station, in the Angolan province of Kuando Kubango, started in December 2008, this month went into the stage of wall-building, following the installation of the concrete structure of the building, the local Transport director said Friday.

Maria de Fátima Carlos told Angolan news agency Angop that the building, located on the outskirts of the city in na area of 535,000 square metres, would have three floors with na administratiev area with six offices, two telephone exchanges, a restaurante, dressing rooms and a car park for 20 vehicles.

The programme for reconstruction and modernisation of the Moçamedes Railroad, (CFM), similarly to the Benguela and Luanda railroads, began in 2001, with the aim of improving the circulation of people and goods in Angola.

Carlos also said that the project included reconstruction of the 321 kilometres of the Menongue/Matala (Huila province) railway line, work on which was due to end in August of this year and that the train linking Menongue, Matala and Namibe would have 40 carriages and two engines. (macauhub)