Three roads in Angolan capital, Luanda cost over US$600 million

15 June 2012

The Angolan government has spent over US$600 million on building three roads in Luanda, as part of the programme to rebuild basic roads in the country’s capital, the minister for Urbanism and Construction, Fernando Fonseca said Thursday.

At the end of the inauguration of the three roads, specifically the Gamek/Antigo Controlo road, the Viana/Cabolombo highway and the Viana/Cacuaco highway, the minister noted that part of the money used for this work had been provided by the Public Investment Programme (PIP), and the remainder had been secured from foreign partners.

“We had to find foreign funding because it was too much for the State Budget to bear,” said Fonseca.

According to the minister, new roads help to link industrial hubs around the city of Luanda and new urban areas and are thus strategically and economically important.

The Gamek/Antigo Controlo (Golfe Road) is 20.6 kilometres long and is one of the main roads linking some neighbourhoods such as Palanca, Benfica, Talatona, Viana, amongst others.

The Viana/Cabolombo highway, which is 33 kilometres long, was built by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and the Viana/Cacuaco highway, is 20.57 kilometres long and the project’s contractor was Brazilian construction company Queiroz Galvão. (macauhub)