First phase of Nzeto/Soyo highway in Angola due to be completed in July 2017

4 March 2016

The first phase of construction of the Nzeto/Soyo highway, in the province of Zaire, will be completed in July 2017, said an official of the provincial delegation of the Angola Institute of Roads (INEA).

The highway in question is, according to the project, 150 kilometres long and in the first phase will have four lanes, two in each direction, which will be increased to four lanes in each direction in the second phase.

Manuel Diangani, director of the studies division of the provincial delegation, said that the project includes nine bridges with separate parallel lanes, the first of which, built by the Portuguese company Conduril, is almost complete.

The remaining eight bridges are being built by Angolan company Carmon Reestrutora and are 85 percent complete, Diangani said according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The route of the highway was split into three sections of 45, 96 and 8.1 kilometres, which were awarded respectively to CMC, China’s Sinohydro and EMCICA – Sociedade Construção Imobiliária de Cabinda, Lda. (macauhub/AO/PT)