Over 6,000 kilometres of roads rebuilt in Angola since 2005

1 December 2010

Luanda, Angola, 1 Dec – Angola’s programme to rebuild roads, underway since 2005, has led to the repair of 6,282 kilometres of roads, including 367 bridges, the Ministry for Urbanism and Construction said Tuesday in Luanda.

Under the terms of a ministerial statement cited by Angolan news agency Angop, over 6,800 kilometres of roads and 476 bridges are currently being refurbished by the Angolan National Roads Institute as part of the same programme.

The document said that at least 1,000 kilometres of roads were inaugurated this month, as part of the celebrations of the 35 years of Angola’s independence.

The statement also said that these new facilities included two bridges, one which is 132 metres long over the Cassai River (Moxico province) and another that is 308 metres long over the Kwanza River (Malanje province), which were destroyed in the civil war, as well as another 11 smaller bridges. (macauhub)