More than half the basic road network in Cabinda, Angola is paved

30 January 2012

Cabinda, Angola, 30 Jan – More than half, or 420 of the 800 kilometres of the basic roads network in Angola’s Cabinda province is paved, the provincial director of the Angolan National Roads Institute (INEA), Adelino Jacinto said Thursday in Cabinda.

Speaking to Angolan news agency, Angop, Jacinto said that another 180 kilometres were under repair, which would lead to a total of 600 kilometres by the end of 2012.

Jacinto also said that the sections that had already been paved required investment of US$240 million, given that paving 1-kilometre of road costs between US$350,000 and US$600,000, which could even be more if the building project includes drainage ditches, bridges and other engineering works.

As well as this, he added, at the behest of the central government a survey has been carried out of the entire tertiary road system in the region, and it was found that there was a total of 1,200 kilometres of roads. (macauhub)