The new jetty in the city of Cabinda is due to be inaugurated Wednesday, 10 June, as part of the programme to modernise port, airport, and rail facilities underway in Angola, the country’s Transport Minister, Augusto Tomás said Monday in Luanda.
Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop the minister said that the new jetty in Cabinda would do away with dependency on the Congolese port of Ponta Negra, as it could now receive large ships.
In his turn the provincial secretary for Transport, Telecommunications and Information Technologies for Cabinda, Otiniel Niemba da Silva, said that the new jetty would drive the rapid growth of shipping in Cabinda in that marine operators and oil companies will prefer to use the local port because of its efficiency and cheaper cost.
The new jetty at the port of Cabinda is 110 metres long and has an average depth of 8.5 metres.
Construction of the jetty is in the hands of Chinese company China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC), a state company with its headquarters in Beijing. (macauhub)