Government of Angola cancels public works contract with Chinese company

7 October 2016

The government of Angola has cancelled a contract awarded for the construction of the network of access roads to the new Luanda international airport, arguing that the work is not a priority, according to a presidential order.

This order revokes a previous order authorising the signing of the contract with China Tiesiju Civil Engineering (CTCE) for US$695.1 million, of work on the Via Expresso road and expansion and repair of the A4 section of the same road, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

China Tiesiju Civil Engineering is the same company that is carrying out work on another avenue that connects the centre of Luanda to the periphery, for more than US$19.8 million, a contract that is also related to construction of the new airport in the Angolan capital.

The new Luanda International Airport is being built by China International Fund Limited in the municipality of Icolo e Bengo, 30 kilometres from Luanda, with its opening scheduled for 2017.

The new airport is described as a “fundamental structural project for the implementation of the Angolan government strategy in terms of the positioning of the country in the field of air transport in the southern African region.” (macauhub)