30 March 2014

Angola: Progresses in Angola's Construction Showed to International Community

The advances recorded in the construction and reconstruction of Angola in the last 12 years of peace in the country are on display to the international community and Angolans themselves.

This was said Saturday in Pretoria, South Africa, by the secretary of State for Construction, Ilido de Jesus Braz Martins.

Speaking to the press about the celebration of the Angola Peace Day, April 4, the secretary of State considered extremely positive the achievements made in the construction sector in the post-war period.

The rehabilitation and construction of thousands of kilometres of roads and other infrastructures that have impact on the circulation of people and goods were also mentioned as some benefits resulting from peace.

"In 2002, the country was still devastated, the populations were dispersed and without communication. But from 2002 to date, the first thing that was done was the rehabilitation of our roads that are enabling the circulation of people and goods with safety," said Ilido Martins.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Construction is currently confronted with the challenges imposed by the

National Development Plan (PND) for the 2013-2017.

There are 178 projects in the provinces under the NDP that sets goals, indicators and priorities.

The PND contains programmes of investment in integrated infrastructures, construction of social equipment, construction of new roads, training of staff and others.

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