More than 4,500 kilometres of roads due to rebuilt this year in Angola

29 May 2014

Over 4,500 kilometres of roads are due to be rebuilt this year in Angola, the country’s Minister for Construction, Waldemar Pires Alexandre said in Huambo province, cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

Jus after inaugurating the Mungo/Calucinga section of national road 360 – a section of 71 kilometres – the minister said that so far over 11,000 kilometres had been rebuilt across the country.

However, he warned that there were roads that had been rebuilt recently but that were already damaged due to a number of factors, namely a lack of maintenance work.

“The road reconstruction projects project a lifetime of between six and ten years,” said Pires Alexandre, noting that his ministry was preparing a plan to prevent early deterioration of the roads.

The Mungo/Calucinga road is 11 metres wide and includes two bridges. Its construction was preceded by preliminary work including land mine removal. (macauhub/AO)