Chinese and Angolan workers build 11,000 homes in Quilemba, Angola

2 April 2013

The first 3,000 homes of a planned 11,000 that Chinese company Citic Construction is building in Quilemba, on the outskirts of the city of Lubango, in Angola’s Huíla province, are due to be finished in June, a director of Angolan company Sonangol Imobiliária e Propriedades (Sonip) said.

Jorge Faria, Sonip’s national director for infrastructure, told Angolan news agency Angop that the project was going to schedule, although illegal occupation of land had led to some problems.

He added that the brickwork of over 2,000 houses had been finished and that they were now undergoing finishing work on the outside.

Construction of the 11,000 houses is due to end in 2015, and will include multi-storey buildings as well as houses and social facilities such as hospitals, schools, police stations and roads.

Work began in 2012 and involves 12,000 workers, 6,000 of which are Angolan and the remaining 6,000 are Chinese. (macauhub)