Cabinda province in Angola to benefit from port sector construction projects

21 August 2012

Angola’s Cabinda province is set to benefit from investment of over US$1 billion in the port sector over the next five years, the Angolan Transport Minister said in Cabinda Monday, cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

Minister Augusto da Silva Tomás also said that the new jetty at the port of Cabinda was the first step in a much larger construction programme, which will “include a breakwater in order to inaugurate the jetty.”

He also said that following construction of this new jetty, which will make it possible to take delivery of materials and equipment, the project to build the Cabinda deep water port, located in Caio, would move ahead.

“We are investing heavily so that the port can become a big player amongst ports in Angola and in neighbouring countries, particularly in the republics of the Congo,” he noted.

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)