Maintaining national roads is a priority of the Angolan government

30 August 2016

The maintenance programme for national roads, notably those linking Luanda to Benguela and Malange to Saurimo, is among the Angolan government’s priorities, the Construction Minister said on Monday in Luanda.

Valdemar Pires, cited by Angolan news agency Angop, also said the studies carried out showed that two thirds of Angola’s road traffic is found on three main roads – national road 100 (Luanda-Benguela), national road 230 (Luanda-Malange-Saurimo) and national road 120 (Alto Dondo-Quibala-Waco Kungo-Huambo).

The minister, who was answering questions from members of parliament, as part of the discussion of the revised State Budget for 2016, said the road maintenance programme includes 29 projects, focusing on repairing badly deteriorated sections of the country’s national roads.

The minister also said the first phase of work to build integrated infrastructure in Malange had been concluded and the second phase now depended on availability of funds from the Chinese credit line.  (macauhub/AO)