Angola’s state budget includes studies on light railway for Luanda

23 November 2015

The government of Angola will spend over US$42 million in 2014 to carry out studies for the restructuring of the transport system in Luanda, according to the bill of the General State Budget (OGE) for 2016.

The document on budget allocation includes an amount of 1.088 billion kwanzas for planning and basic design of the Surface Light Railway along the Corimba coastal road in Luanda.

Additionally for the Corimba coastal road, connecting the centre of Luanda to the south of Luanda province, the budget includes plans costing 1.908 billion kwanzas for the study and executive project of a new road in this area.

The major portion of this funding (four studies and projects), registered in the Public Investment Programme (PIP) for 2016 will be used for the studies of six road corridors – a priority for Luanda – which will cost the state treasury 2.59 billion kwanzas.

A fourth study will be conducted on the transport system for the province of Luanda, which has 6.5 million inhabitants, and will cost 243 million Kwanzas. (macauhub/AO)