Brazilian construction company Odebrecht responsible for modernisation of three Angolan cities

13 March 2012

The second phase of the project to modernise the cities of Sumbe, Porto Amboim and Gabela, in Angola’s Kwanza Sul province, which are the responsibility of Brazilian construction group Odebrecht, will focus on refurbishment of the drinking water supply, the provincial governor said Friday in Sumbe.

Saying that it was time to build facilities in the three cities, governor Serafim do Prado also said that the modernisation project including paving the roads, construction of a rainwater drainage system, installation of public lighting and construction of a basic sanitation network.

The project to modernise the cities of Sumbe, Porto Amboim and Gabela began in 2007 but the financial difficulties Angola faced were, according to the minister for Urbanism and Construction, Fernando Fonseca, led to a delay.

The project, which was awarded to Odebrecht and is due to be carried out in 21 months, is expected to cost US$51 million. (macauhub)

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