14 March 2014

Angola: Diplomat Stresses Deal for Construction of Shangombo/Rivungo River Channel

Angolan ambassador to Zambia, Balbina da Silva has stressed the importance of the signing of memorandum for construction of Shangombo/Rivungo river channel in the eastern Cuando Cubango province to ensure the resizing of trade between the two African countries.

Balbina da Silva was speaking to journalists Thursday on the sidelines of the visit of ministers of Transports of Angola and Zambia, respectively Augusto Tomás and Yafunkwa Mucanga, to Benguela province.

The diplomat said that the entry of products at low costs contributes to combat hunger and poverty reduction programme.

On the other hand, the ambassador said that the operation of Benguela train, in Lobito corridor, will allow the flow of goods from Zambia to Angola, in addition to supporting the mining sector through the Port of Lobito (Benguela).

Balbina da Silva praised the good relations between the two countries,at a time both States are working toward the stability and trade exchange.

She informed that the Embassy of Angola in Zambia is working on registration of Angolans living in neighbouring country.

According to the ambassador, the deal in the aviation field, signed between the two States will allow the operation of the Zambian airline flights to Angola. Angolan TAAG Airlines flies to Lusaka ( Zambia).

The ministers of Transports visited airport, port and Benguela Railway infrastructure, along with the provincial governor of Benguela, Isaac dos Anjos.

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