Road reconstruction in Angola’s Cunene province near to conclusion

31 March 2014

The road between Humbe and Cahama, in Angola’s Cunene province, has been asphalted along 83 kilometres of a total 87 kilometres, the provincial director of the Angola National Roads Institute (INEA), Paulo King said.

King told Angolan news agency Angop that the work was progressing in a satisfactory way and that after asphalting was finished, signs would be placed and road markings painted along the road.

Reconstruction of the road was awarded to an Angolan company in 2008 and is funded by a donation of 25 million euros from the European Union.

Due to the company’s technical incapacity the contract was cancelled and, since 2011, the work has been in the hands of another Angolan company.

The road is part of the main Lubango/Santa Clara road, which is around 426 kilometres long and links Angola to other countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). (macauhub)