City of Caala in Angola to have multi-purpose terminal

7 March 2013

The government of the Angolan province of Huambo this year plans to start building a multi-purpose terminal in Caala, a project that is part of the government plan to build an industrial development hub in the area, the provincial director for Studies and Planning said.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, Victor Chissingue announced that the facility would be built on a 40 hectare plot and would include a logistics platform, a business park and a housing complex.

The terminal will also have a dry dock with a container park, National Customs Services facility, refrigeration units, as well as silos for storing grain and fuel.

Chissingue added that the facility would be built in two years and would drive economic and social growth and development in the province, which will also benefit from the launch of the Benguela railroad.

The province is located where an enormous regional logistics platform will be created based on the Benguela railroad and the port of Lobito.

Caala is a city and municipal area of Huambo province with a population of around 373,000 and before Angolan independence was known as Robert Williams, to commemorate the British magnate who was behind the construction of the Benguela Railroad. (macauhub)