Angola’s coastline linked to the east by tarmac road

9 March 2018

The Angolan provinces of Benguela, Huambo, Bié, and Moxico, from the coast to the east of the country, will eventually be linked by a tarmac road, with work on the road that starts from the commune of Cunje, municipality of Cuito, Bié province, to the province of Moxico, due to begin in 2019 the construction and public works minister announced on Wednesday.

Minister Manuel Tavares de Almeida, who paid a 72-hour visit to Bié province, said the government was “very worried” about the state of the country’s roads, adding that it will pay more attention to their recovery, and that next year plans included the total asphalting of the Cuito-Luena section.

Tavares de Almeida also noted the repair of the 82-kilometre stretch of road between Cuito and Camacupa, and the earthworks of the Camacupa-Cuemba section, intended to improve the movement of people and goods, according to Angolan state news agency Angop.

The minister also announced the relaunch of the Cuito- Andulo road project, which for financial reasons was halted, and work is schedulued to be completed by September. (macauhub)