Huambo — Angolan minister of Transport, Augusto da Silva Tomás, Friday in central Huambo province announced the construction soon of three railway s in the country's capital for collective passenger transports, under the structural measures in progress.
Addressing an opening ceremony of the seminar on the national railway system: current situation and future development, the minister said that the study on the light railway network in metropolitan area of Luanda is in its conclusion phase, to meet the needs of public transport passengers.
According to him, the three lines will be created in two main corridors of mobility in Luanda.
One of which will connect the centre of Luanda to the new international airport to ensure the high passenger flow, while the remaining will link the urban centre and localities of Talatona and Kilamba Kiaxi, the minister noted.
Augusto da Silva Tomás said that the implementation of the project requires the construction of a central station in Luanda in order to guarantee the articulation of the public passenger transports (road, rail and private transport).
The seminar gathers, among others, directors of Railways of Benguela, Carlos Gomes, Moçamedes, Daniel Quipaxe, Luanda, Lobo do Nascimento, and the Director General of the National Institute of Railways of Angola, Júlio Bango Joaquim.