China’s Sinohydro concludes construction of Benguela stadium in Angola

29 December 2009

Luanda, Angola, 29 Dec – Chinese company Sinohydro Monday handed over to the Angola government the new “Ombaka” stadium in the Benguela that will host soccer matches in the Africa Cup of Nations 2010 (CAN2010).

The Ombaka stadium is the second largest of the four built for CAN 2010, with capacity for 35,000 people, and its construction was carried out over 18 months by the Chinese company, which was also responsible for building Lubango stadium.

The stadium, which covers an area of 41,500 square metres, is located five kilometres from Benguela city centre, and cost over US$100 million.

The four stadiums for CAN2010 were all built by Chinese companies.

On Sunday the government officially opened the Luanda Stadium, with capacity for 50,000 people, and built by Chinese company Shanghai Urban Construction Group Corporation, at a cost of US$226 million. (macauhub)