Construction company Teixeira Duarte to build Angola’s new parliament

16 October 2009

Luanda, Angola, 16 Oct – Angola’s new National Assembly building in the Kinanga neighbourhood, in Samba, Luanda, is due to be built over a four year period, is made up of four separate buildings on a six hectare plot and will cost 185 million euros.

The first stone of the new building complex for the country’s parliament and its support areas was laid Thursday by Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos.

The project will be built by Portuguese construction company Teixeira Duarte and, according to the presentation by the Special Works Office (GOE) of the Angolan government, is made up of four separate buildings in a neo-classical style.

The first building will house the parliament itself, with a construction area of 6,200 square metres. The second will be an office building and have 33,000 square metres of space and is the biggest of the four buildings.

The third building will be used for vehicle parking and have 485 parking spaces across 21,000 square metres and the fourth building will house services, equipment and security facilities, over an area of 2,000 square metres.

The first steps for this project were taken by parliament in 1998, and the contract for the work was awarded in February 2009 to Teixeira Duarte. (macauhub)