Refurbishment of Cacula-Caluquembe-Caconda road in Huíla, Angola ends in December

3 September 2009

Lubango, Angola, 3 Sep.– Refurbishment of the 195 kilometres of the road linking the municipalities of Cacula, Caluquembe and Caconda in Angola’s Huíla province, is scheduled for conclusion in December, the project’s contractor, Arsénio Paiva said Tuesday.

Paiva said that so far 90 kilometres had been asphalted, whilst the remainder had been levelled and being prepared to receive asphalt.

The work, estimated to cost US$34 million, required renewal of 15 bridges.

Refurbishment of the road was carried out by Angolan company Planasul, a subsidiary of teh Socolil group.

“We are going to speed up the rate of work so that by next month we can finish the Ngola-Caluquembe section to avoid the problems caused by the rains that will begin to fall in September.

Refurbishment of the new road, with its two lanes, each 4.5 metres wide, hard shoulders 1 metre wide, employed 200 Angolan and foreign technicians. (macauhub)