The Ministry of Transport of Angola and Chinese company Tiesiju Engineering Group Co, Ltd signed a contract worth US$695 million to build the network of access roads to the new Luanda International Airport.
Most of the funding, about US$638 million, is intended for construction of the connection to the airport and the rest will be used to rebuild and expand the A4-Via Express section.
The new Luanda International Airport, which will have capacity to receive 13 million passengers per year, is located 40 kilometres southeast of the centre of the capital, in the municipality of Icolo e Bengo.
The first phase of construction was completed in 2012 and the airport is scheduled to open at the end of 2017. (macauhub/CN/AO)