Portuguese company concludes construction of bridge in Luanda, Angola in May

14 January 2015

Work to repair the so-called “wet bridge” on the outskirts of Luanda, in the hands of Portuguese construction company Tecnovia, is due to be completed in May, the company’s commercial director said Tuesday in Luanda.

Ricardo Santos said the work was expected to cost US$9.7 million, and began in October 2014. The project is important as it will solve problems caused by flooding in the region in the rainy season.

According to Santos the bridge will cross the Cambamba River and will be 300 metres long.

Santos also said that this is a relatively low-cost project for the type of work in question, “particularly for what it will make possible,” he said, adding that the need to allow traffic to continue in the area had hindered execution of the contract. (macauhub/AO/PT)