New road in Angola receives commission
16 September 2011
Angola is to see a transport infrastructure project after it was announced that a commission for a new road has been approved.
Minister of works and transport for the African nation Erik Nghimtina confirmed that the 12.6 km roadway between Outapi to Okapalelona, on the border of Namibia, will go ahead, New Era reported.
The work is expected to take 15 months to complete and, once it is finished, the minister hopes it will provide relief to those who regularly need to travel around the country.
Contractors for the project have been named as Earthworks Building and Civil, in addition to three smaller firms, according to the news source.
It will connect to the main highway between Oshakati and Opuwo, while work on another road between Okatana, Ongwediva and Onamutayi also got underway this week.
Mr Nghimtina told the news provider: "The project will upgrade the living standards of the local people and provide them with great opportunities in investment and income."
Rwanda is also set to see its rural transport infrastructure improve after engineering firm Parsons announced it has been awarded a contract to build roads to offer better access to markets for farmers.