Angola creates transport networks and builds more ports

20 November 2015

Four new transport networks will be created and three major ports built in Angola as soon as possible in order to have full coverage at a national and regional level, said Thursday in Luanda the Minister of Transport.

The four networks are the national rail network, national network of logistics platforms, coastal network of northern Angola and Luanda light rail network and the ports are the new deepwater port of Cabinda, the new port of Luanda, at Barra do Dande , where the current port serving the capital of the country will be trasferred and the new port of Porto Amboim, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

Augusto da Silva Tomás, who was speaking at the opening session of the International Transport and Logistics Fair (Expotrans 2015), said that work is also underway on the new international airport in Luanda, along with doubling the railway line between the stations of Bungo and Baía and a new railway line between the latter station and the new airport.

Tomás noted that to date a total of 15 airports in several provinces had either been modernised or built from scratch.

The International Transport and Logistics Fair is organised by the Ministry of Transport, in partnership with the Luanda International Fair (FIL), and this year includes participation by exhibitors from Angola, Portugal, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, China, Germany , South Africa and, for the first time, the Democratic Republic of Congo. (macauhub/BR/PT)