Chinese company announces date for delivery of motorway in Angola

15 February 2016

The completion of the motorway linking the municipal headquarters of Nzeto to the city of Soyo, in Angola’s northern Zaire province, is scheduled for June 2017, said the director-general of the Angolan subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Sinohydro Engineering Bureau No. 4 Co. Ltd.

Liu Yawming, who was speaking during a visit by the provincial governor of Zaire, José Joanes André, to the works in progress, said the financial impasse that prevented the progress of the work had been overcome and that work should resume soon based no a guarantee of financing through a new credit line granted by China to Angola.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop Liu Yawming also said that five working areas had been opened along the 96 kilomete route, stressing that earthworks were underway, which should be completed by the end of 2016.

Construction work on this road has been at a standstill for about eight years, during which interventions focused on building bridges and culverts. (macauhub/BR/CN)