Angola and Namibia sign memorandum for construction of three bridges linking the two countries

30 March 2015

Angola and Namibia will build three bridges over the River Cubango to facilitate the movement of people and goods between the two countries and strengthen bilateral trade relations.

The decision is part of a memorandum of understanding signed in the city of Calai, in Cuando Cubango province, by the Foreign Minister of Angola, George Chicoti, and his Namibian counterpart Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

The three bridges will link the Angolan cities of Cala, Dirico and Cuangar to Rundu, Namibia Nyangana and Nkurenkuru in the Okavango region of Namibia.

No details were given about the projects other than the fact that the bridge between Calai and Rundu will be 300 metres long and 16 metres wide.

The Namibian Minister said the three bridges would increase business and trade between the two countries and will have a significant impact on this region of the SADC.

Chikoti stressed that with the signing of the memorandum, the governors of Cuando Cubango and Okavango may have working meetings and start coordinating the start of construction of the three bridges. (macauhub/AO)