Angola: Building work on Namibe Fishing Academy progressing well

14 May 2009

Luanda, Angola, 14 May – Building work on the Fishing Academy, located in Angola’s Namibe province, carried out by Chinese and Angolan companies, is progressing well, the deputy Fisheries Minister Guido Valdemar Cristóvão said Wednesday in Luanda.

Cristóvão said that the project to build the academy had been drawn up by Angolan company Universal Empreendimento Angola and China’s CGC Construction Angola (CGCOC-Angola), a subsidiary of Chinese construction group Overseas Construction China, with the latter in charge of the building work itself.

Construction of the Fishing Academy is expected to cost US$85 million.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, the deputy minister said at that the first phase of the project, which included construction of the first school buildings, had already begun.

At the moment, he said, six buildings were under construction with three and five floors.

The second phase, he said, included housing areas with childcare facilities and other services, a sports area, homes (12 buildings9, supermarkets, a function room, gymnasium and over 3,600 trees are expected to be palnted.

The deputy minister added that the academy would, initially, receive 2,000 students, a figure that could increase over the years.

“We plan for training to cover the whole of Southern Africa and later Portuguese-speaking African countries,” he said. (macauhub)