Over 12,000 kilometres of road network built in Angola

8 June 2015

More than 12,000 kilometres of roads have been built or rebuilt in Angola, the country’s Minister for construction, Waldemar Pires Alexandre, said Friday in Luanda cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

Speaking at the “First Friday Club,” an event promoted by the Angola-US Chamber of Commerce, the Minister stressed the need to move on to another model which will preserve existing investments.

He noted that there are several factors leading to disrepair of the roads as a result of often less than ideal management of the facilities provided in the country.

Pires said his ministry was working with the Ministry of Finance on a new road maintenance model financed by the Road Fund, which is currently undergoing restructuring.

The new model, which is still being studied, aims to promote participation of former soldiers and young people, “many with nothing to do” in work to conserve and maintain roads, the minister added. (macauhub/AO)