Luanda roads construction officially assigned to contractors

Luanda – The works on three new roads that will be built in Luanda Province with a view to improving urban mobility were officially assigned last Tuesday to the respective contractors, at a ceremony attended by the Construction minister, Artur Fortunato, and the governor of Luanda Province, Higino Carneiro.

The works in reference are the second stage of the South-West Luanda Boulevard (along the coast), the restructuration of the Pedro de Castro Van-DA�nem Loy Avenue (centre-south) and the second stage of interventions in the Lar do Patriota Road and its vicinities.

These road works are intended to substantially decrease the heavy traffic-jam normally recorded in the mentioned zones, besides other constraints.

ANGOP has learnt that the budget for the first undertaking (South-West Luanda Boulevard) is of about USD 142.3 billion and the contractor is the China Railway 20 Group International.

The budget for the second undertaking is of about USD 55 million and the contractor is Tecnovia Angola, while the third one (interventions in the Lar do Patriota area), which includes the building of other integrated infrastructures, is estimated at just over one billion dollars.

The works, which also include the construction of viaducts, are scheduled to last about two years.

On the occasion, the Construction minister, Artur Fortunato, said that the three projects will be executed in the ambit of the Master Plan for the Metropolitan Development of Luanda.

On his turn, the governor of Luanda, Higino Carneiro, explained that the province has just gained three new projects that should be inaugurated in twelve months’ time.

Source: Angola Press News Agency