Work on the first of three phases of construction of the deep water port in Caio Litoral, in the Angolan province of Cabinda, will start in June 2015, according to Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola.
The newspaper added that the Caio Porto company, which was awarded the construction of the port, is currently carrying out work to cordon off the port area and building access roads.
The first phase, costing an estimated US$600 million (60 billion kwanza), comprises the extension of the commercial wharf wall and support for the platform, which is 36 metres long, facilities for ship repair (200 square metres), a breakwater, access canal (150 metres wide), new road access and basin (215 metres wide).
Transport Minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás, who attended the presentation ceremony of the port’s scale model, said construction of the future deep-water port in the province “is strongly linked to government plans to rebuild and improve transport facilities in the region . ”
The Minister said completion of the first phase of the deep-water port is scheduled for mid 2016. (macauhub/AO)