Cunene province in Angola to have 181 km of roads refurbished this year

26 August 2009

Luanda, Angola, 26 Aug – Angola’s National Roads Institute (INEA) in Cunene province expects to have refurbished 181 kilometres of road by the end of the year, the local representative of the institute, Paulo King said in Ondjiva.

Speaking to the press after a visit at the end of last week by sector technicians to the work underway on Cunene’s roads, Paulo King said that the 181 kilometres projected, 108 have been recuperated, between the Ondjiva/Humbe section, and are awaiting for the official opening.

According to King, the remaining 87 kilometres include the Cahama/Chibemba road linking Cunene municipality to Gambos municipality, in Huíla province.

King said that the Humbe/Cahama (87 kilometres) and Ondjiva/Cuvelai (166 kilometres) roads were also being rebuilt.

“Part of the work underway will be ready next year and others possibly only in 2011,” he said adding that refurbishment of roads in the interior of the municipalities was not INEA’s responsibility.

In relation to the Ondjiva/Humbe road, a road lit by solar energy, King said that it was making the circulation of people and goods easier, in a vitally important corridor to the south of the country, as it linked the provinces of Huíla, Huambo, Benguela and Kwanza Sul. (macauhub)