Around 400 kilometres of roads to be rebuilt in Uíge province, Angola

9 June 2014

Contracts awarded for construction of over 370 kilometres of roads were signed Friday in the city of Uíge, in Angola, by representatives of the company’s awarded the tenders to rebuild four sections of road, according o Angolan news agency Angop.

One of the sections, which is 84 kilometres long, was awarded to Brazil’s Sociedade de Empreendimentos e Obras Públicas (SEOP) for US$71.5 million, another section is 147 kilometres long and was awarded to Angolan company Minuila, which will be paid US$139.8 million.

The final two sections of road – 78 kilometres and 62 kilometres – were awarded to Portuguese company Engevia, for US$77.9 million and US$47.5 million, respectively.

At the session the Minister for Construction, Waldemar Alexandre, said that construction of the roads was intended to equip the region with a road network and improve links between municipalities and neighbouring provinces.

The companies awarded the contracts have 30 days to set up their work sites and start work to rebuild the roads. Three of the projects are required to be carried out within 24 months and work on the longest section of road should take 36 months. (macauhub/AO)