Secondary and tertiary roads in Angola will offer similar conditions to primary roads in order to re-establish links between provincial and municipal capitals, according to Angola’s National Roads Institute (INEA).
A document from INEA, cited by Angolan news agency Angop, noted that the Programme to Recover Secondary and Tertiary Roads had previously intended to carry out a basic refurbishment (compacting dirt and filling potholes) of these roads, and the work would normally be carried out by local micro companies with the required technical skills in order to boost employment amongst the rural population.
The document also said that INEA had surveyed the roads included in the initial outline of the plan and which would be reconditioned based on this new approach, with the support of provincial roads departments.
After drawing up the technical notes to support the projects, a tender process is underway to award the sections of road to contractors and prepare the limited consultation to draw up studies and the executive engineering project for the work, which is due to begin in 2013/2014.
Despite the programme’s financial limitations this year, efforts will be made to implement the programme by 2015/2017., for which funds need to be secured and land mines removed. (macauhub)