River channel in Angola to link the provinces of Cunene and Kuando Kubango

8 July 2013

The Angolan Maritime-Port Institute (IMPA) is planning to build a 10-kilometre river channel between Xangongo (Cunene) and Rivungo (Kuando Kubango), in the south of the country, with a view to transporting goods and people, Angolan weekly newspaper Expansão reported.

The director-general of the IMPA, Victor de Carvalho, said that construction was at an advanced stage and that the river channel would start being used in 2014.

De Carvalho also said that a river link between Zaire province and the Democratic Republic of Congo, along the Zaire River, was also under consideration.

“We are convinced that the project will be of benefit both to Angola and the DRCongo, given that it will make trade easier,” said the director-general of the IMPA. (macauhub)