Construction of Angola’s new Luanda airport is guaranteed

6 March 2015

The Angolan Minister of Construction, Waldemar Pires Alexander on Wednesday in Luanda, ruled out the possibility of construction of the new Luanda International Airport being compromised by low oil prices on the international market.

Waldemar Pires Alexandre, who was speaking during the visit by Angola’s President to the work site of the new Luanda International Airport, located in Bom Jesus, municipality of Icolo and Bengo, added that the government intended to go ahead with construction projects that have already secured financial resources.

Construction of the airport in the municipality of Icolo and Bengo, 30 kilometres from the centre of Luanda, is the responsibility of China International Fund Limited (CIF), with an estimated cost of US$3.8 billion.

The new international airport is located in an area of ​​1,324 hectares and will have two double runways, with capacity for the largest commercial aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380.

The northern airport runway will be 4,200 metres long, while the southern runway will be 3,800 meters long, and both will be 60 metres wide. (macauhub/AO/CN)