Construction project for Angola’s Cabinda port presented to Transport Minister

21 June 2010

Cabinda, Angola, 21 Jun – The port of Cabinda will be built in the Caio Litoral area about 18 km north of Cabinda city, a site offering technical conditions for its construction, Angolan news agency Angop reports.

The port will have areas to store container cargo, a warehouse, fuel tank, maintenance workshop, offices and a dock able to handle at least two large vessels, as well as a ship entry and exit channel and an area for manoeuvring same.

Transport Minister Augusto Tomas was shown last Thursday a video on the first phase of Cabinda port construction and guaranteed central government support for the project.

Cabinda’s vice-governor for business, Macario Lember, said that construction of the Cabinda port would enable the province to stop depending on merchandise imported via the port of Pointe-Noire in neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville.

Pointe-Noire is the main port of entry for merchandise imported by both the government and private enterprise in Cabinda. Port fees and customs duties cause higher prices, despite special port and customs advantages for the enclave, which is separate from the rest of Angola. (macauhub)