14 February 2013

Angola: Transport Ministers of Lobito Development Corridor Meet

Lobito — The ministers of Transport and Infrastructure of Angola, DR Congo and Zambia are meeting Thursday in Lobito, southern Benguela province to analyse and approve the recommendation of experts emerged from 13- 14 February Forum.

To this purpose, the ministers are expected in Benguela province to start at 05:00 pm the final works of ministerial meeting on development corridor of Lobito.

The experts will submit to the Ministers the conclusions on review of the draft memorandum of MDA accord for the joint governance of the corridor for the establishment of institutions of corridor management.

The participants will also analyse the development of an integrated plan for the construction, rehabilitation and funding of the railway network of the Lobito corridor.

The participants will also examine the final report on feasibility study and design of roads of Lobito corridor, implementation plan and roadmap for the execution of projects and agreed activities.

The meeting ends Friday with the visit to the Benguela railway, Lobito Port and International airport of Catumbela.

The event is running under the motto Unity, Integration and development of Lobito corridor.

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