Portuguese company Fernave to train Luanda Railroad train drivers

27 September 2011

Lisbon, Portugal, 27 Sept – Fernave, a Portuguese technical training company, is set to train Luanda Railroad (CFL) staff, under the terms of a contract that was recently signed, said the company’s chairman, Rui Lucena.

Under the terms of the 200,000 euro contract signed with CFL, Fernave, a private company that is part-owned by state Portuguese railway company CP, Refer and Metro de Lisboa, will provide training to 30 train drivers.

Lucena also said that Fernave planned to open a railway training centre in Angola, so that training can be given to the drivers.

The course’s theoretical and practical components will be given in Angola by certified trainers from Fernave, who will travel to Angola specifically for that purpose.

The content of the course was submitted for approval by the Angolan railways regulator, the Angolan National Railways Institute, and is also the first to receive official certification in the country.

Training is due to begin on 24 October and take six months. (macauhub)