7 January 2008

Angola: Cacuso/Malanje Road Under Rehabilitation

Luanda — A total of 67 kilometres of the national road linking the district of Cacuso to Malanje city, northern Angola, is getting the last coat of asphalt for its rehabilitation, as part of a set of Angolan Government's measures towards improving the country's road network.

During an assessment visit paid, the manager of the construction company, Metroeuropa, in charge of the works, Leonardo Ribeiro, said that his firm is currently carrying out works on the road, having installed in Cacuso district an asphalt manufacturing plant with a capacity for 520 tons of the product per hour.

The official also said that with the partnership of the builder Brafrikon Engineering more than 25 kilometres of the road have received asphalt, with remainder awaiting similar treatment.

The road that is part of the National Road 230 that links the provinces of Kwanza Norte and Luanda.

The repair works of the National Road 230 started with the rehabilitation of the bridge over Lucala river and rehabilitation of stretch of road between Lucala (Kwanza Norte) and Cacuso (Malanje), in a 56 kilometres stretch.

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