Angola invests US$3.9 billion in logistics platforms

23 September 2014

Angola plans to build 44 logistics platforms to foster regional and national development, linking transport networks in Angola to the rest of the African continent, according to a study by the Ministry of Transport.

The future National Network of Logistic Platforms, with an estimated cost of US$s,3.9 billion dollars, include five logistics hubs, ten road and rail transport centres, and five air cargo centres and other goods and logistics support facilities.

The project is already underway and this stage involves the acquisition of the land needed in the various provinces, along with development of technical, environmental impact and economic viability studies.

Already under construction are the platforms in the provinces of Malanje, Moxico, Huila and Kwando Kubango, in addition to a logistics centre in Soyo (Zaire province).

Interconnection between these platforms and the national rail network, based on the Luanda, Benguela and Namibe (Moçâmedes) railroads is also planned, covering the areas of greatest industrial, mining and agricultural activity, to transport goods and optimise domestic production. (macauhub/AO)