The primary road network in Namibe province, southern Angola, is benefitting from repair work as part of the national road interlinking programme, the local director for the Angolan National Roads Institute (INEA) said in the city of Namibe.
According to Angolan news agency Angop, Edgar de Oliveira Xavier said that the Namibe-Tômbwa road had already been repaired over a 93-kilometre section.
“At the moment a section of national road 100 is undergoing work, from Namibe to Lucira, stretching over 67 kilometres,” he said adding that the road would be asphalted over its entire length by the end of the year, as part of a contract carried out by a partnership between an Angolan and a Chinese company.
The provincial director of INEA said that the section of road between Lucira and Dombe Grande (Benguela province) was also under repair and that the road that will provide an alternative to the Leba mountain range road, covering 106 kilometres, was also being repaired by a Portuguese company.
The work carried out on this last section of road is going well and, according to the schedule of work, which includes small bridges and road crossings, will be concluded in 2013, said Xavier. (macauhub)