Cross-border platform to link Angola to DR Congo and Zambia

2 August 2016

A cross-border logistics platform will be built in Luau municipality, Moxico province, to link Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia via the Benguela railway, Angolan Transport Minister Augusto da Silva Tomás announced.

The Luau cross-border logistics platform will altogether comprise an integrated and varied multipole front in economic relations with Angola’s neighbouring countries, said Tomás, who spoke on Saturday during the opening session of a conference on “The National Logistics Platform”.

Construction of this infrastructure is vital, because many countries in the Great Lakes region and others in southern Africa do not have maritime borders, he said, stressing that it could eventually play a decisive role and become a factor for attracting international trade, both imports and exports.

In the report from Angop news agency, the minister indicated that plans called for the creation of 44 logistics platforms, from first to third level, for urban, regional, port and cross-border typologies as well as for air cargo centres at the country’s major airports. (Macauhub/AO)