Construction of new airport in Luanda set to resume

26 May 2020

The Angolan Transport Ministry and state-owned China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corp. Ltd (AVIC-ENG) have reached on Wednesday an agreement on the resumption of work on building the new international airport in Luanda, Angop reports.

The Angolan government-run news agency quotes a written statement issued by the ministry as saying precautions against the Covid-19 pandemic will be taken at the construction site.

The ministry said it would pay AVIC-ENG, the contractor, for the work it has already done, but limit spending on the project to US$1.4 billion.

AVIC-ENG has given an undertaking to turn first to Angolan sources for building materials, and to subcontract some specialist work to Angolan enterprises, Angop says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):