Construction works at a standstill in Angola due to lack of funds to be resumed and concluded

9 July 2018

Angola’s President João Lourenço will sign a number of urgent orders to allow short-term completion of public works that were halted due to lack of funds, Angola’s Finance Minister said on Friday in Luena, Moxico province.

Minister Archer Mangueira, who during his stay in Luena assessed the state of the local works at a standstill due to lack of funding and promised that some will be selected for completion. He added that the works to be awarded focus on the sectors of education, health, basic sanitation, road construction, cliff stabilisation, energy and water and will stimulate companies and the economies of the provinces covered by the works.

In the last two weeks, the finance minister has made similar trips to the provinces of Cabinda and Huíla, where he also announced the inclusion of important public works in projects for short-term completion.

The projects covered by the decision in Cabinda province are the construction of the Maria Mambo Café Airport, the breakwater, the deepwater port of Caio, Cabinda’s political-administrative centre and the university campus.

In Lubango on Tuesday Archer Mangueira noted a decision to complete the maternity and paediatric departments in the Eywa area, near Lubango, at a standstill 2014 and with a projected overall cost of 2 million kwanzas.

In Saurimo, capital of the province of Lunda Sul, which he visited for a few hours, the minister announced that works would be resumed this month and the priorities are the completion of schools. (macauhub)