Lobito Corridor Technical Office opens in Angola

12 February 2015

The Lobito Corridor Technical Office, to support rail, maritime, air and land transport in Angola, was inaugurated Tuesday in Lobito, Benguela province, by the country’s Transport Minister.

Augusto da Silva Tomás said at the time that the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, produces over 1 million tons of copper per year, which will be transported by train along the Benguela Railway and then shipped via the port of Lobito.

“It is therefore a business opportunity for Angola,” said Tomás, cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

The minister noted, moreover, that by the end of the year Angola will have 17 modern airports, one of which in the municipality of Luau, eastern Moxico province, as part of the national programme for construction, rehabilitation and modernisation of airport infrastructure.

The inauguration and connection of the Luena/Luau railway section, in Moxico province, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo is due to take place on 13 February. (macauhub/AO)