13 February 2013

Angola Undertakes Works in Transport Sector

Lobito — The Angolan Government is implementing in a safe way relevant rehabilitation works in the four branches of the country's transport sector, Angop learned Wednesday in Lobito, central Benguela province.

The information was released by the secretary of State for Road Transport, José Kuvingwa, at the opening of the meeting of experts that is preparing the southern Africa Development Community (SADC) ministers linked to the Lobito Corridor.

"Allow me to inform that the Angolan Government, led by president José Eduardo dos Santos, has been investing in the air, rail and road sectors, under a strategy and policy of development of transport infrastructures and logistic systems of distribution," said the secretary of State.

José Kuvingwa said he was sure that the contribution of each of the attending delegations (Angola, DR Congo and Zambia) will stand as a firm foundation for the SADC's intelligence challenges.

According to him, the contributions will show the world the capacity the African States have to create synergies capable of overcoming the present levels of shortage of infrastructures.

The Lobito Development Corridor includes the rehabilitation of the railway stretches of Lobito/Luau (Angola), Dilolo/Lubumbashi (D R Congo) and the construction of the North Western Railway of Chingola (Zambia), across the border post of Jimbe and connecting to the Lobito/Benguela railway network.

The meeting will be closing on Friday with the session of the ministers of Transport and Infrastructure of the Libito corridor countries.

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