Benguela, Angola, 18 Nov – The government has applied at least US$15 billion since 2006 to building, refurbishing and maintaining roads across the country, a member of the management commission of Angola’s National Roads Institute (INEA).
Faustino Feliciano, who was speaking during the first technical meeting of INEA, which was held in Benguela, noted that according to figures from August 2011, of this figure US$7 billion were spent in the northern region, US$4 billion in the central region, US$1 billion in the eastern region and US$2.5 billion in the couth of the country.
Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Feliciano, who is also head of INEA’s construction department, noted that, at the end of last August, Angola had 5,250 kilometres of refurbished roads and 581 kilometres of roads that are undergoing work, making a total of 6,634 kilometres of roads.
He added that 74.48 percent of Angola’s roads were paved and that the country had over 4,200 bridges of various sizes, 1,500 of which had yet to be rebuilt after being destroyed. (macauhub)