Angola’s airports to continue to be improved with investment of US$400 million

17 June 2010

Luanda, Angola, 17 June – Angolan state airport manager, Enana, plans to continue executing its modernisation and equipment programme for the country’s airports, the institution’s manager said Tuesday in Luanda.

Since 2008, Enana has been carrying out a programme of refurbishment, modernisation and equipment of around 30 large, medium-sized and small airports across the country, as part of a project estimated to cost around US$400 million, under the terms of the Public Investment Programme.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Manuel Ceita noted that some of the work had slowed due to delays in meeting obligations by some contractors, but added that some of the modernisation work as some airports and terminals had been concluded.

“The Finance minister has presented payment plans and, as soon as the situation is sorted out, Enana’s programme will follow its normal course, with work continuing in order to move forward with a plan of action that includes refurbishment, improvements and modernisation of several airports,” he said.

The chairman of Enana said he believed that before the end of the year, Luanda airport and several others, particularly those in provincial capitals, could see work concluded. (macauhub)