Jamba, Angola, 2 Feb – The aerodrome of the Jamba municipal area, in Angola’s Huila province, where building work has been underway since December 2011, has, since January of this year, been receiving small and medium-sized aircraft, the municipal administrator, Miguel Cassela said Tuesday in Jamba.
Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Cassela said that the work was part of a government iron ore exploration project and in an initial stage the runway had been refurbished and was now 3,220 metres long and 40 metres wide.
According to Cassela, the second phase a layer of asphalt will be laid, a terminal built and signage put in place.
The Jamba municipal area, which has an estimated population of over 120,000 people, is 315 kilometres from the city of Lubango and is considered to be a strategic point for the economic development of Huila province due to its mining potential (iron, gold and copper). (macauhub)