Rain and floods in Angola lead to damage worth US$350 million

4 May 2011

Luanda, Angola, 4 May – The recent rain and floods seen in Angola have caused damage to infrastructures such as bridges and roads worth some US$350 million, the minister for Urbanism and Construction, Fernando Fonseca said in Luanda, according to newspaper Novo Jornal.

Noting that the government had already kick-started the process to repair the damage, the minister said that some important bridges had been lost.

Amongst the damaged bridges the minister noted those that link the provinces of Namibe to Huíla, Cunene to Cuando-Cubango, and the Giraul de Baixo rail bridge, in Namibe province.

Fonseca noted that it was precisely along that route that food products for Cuando-Cubango province travelled and that this damage had also affected a mining project in Huíla. (macauhub)