21 February 2019

Angola: Commitment to Mobility Promotes Development of National Economy

Luanda — Good conditions for efficient mobility of people and goods are crucial for the economic and social development of Angola, said Thursday the Transport minister Ricardo Abreu.

Speaking at the opening of the 1st International Conference on Mobility, the minister said that the mobility of the goods allows people to move and transport their products.

To promote effective mobility in Angola, he said that the Government is preparing the Master Plan of the Ministry of Transport and Logistics aimed at creating a favorable business environment capable of generating wealth, added value, employment and stimulating the country's economic diversification.

Ricardo Abreu also said that the Executive created, among others, the National Strategic Plan for Accessibilities, Mobility and Transport.

This document outlines guidelines and goals to be attained in the areas such as the national road and motorway network, railway system, installation of a logistics network in the main corridors and all the components of infrastructures associated with this theme.

The minister mentioned the trend in population growth and the exodus of rural populations from urban areas, as some challenges for planning and adapting to the provision of collective transport services.

The minister, who quoted the reality of the country's capital, Luanda, with about eight million inhabitants, whose public transport network is far from what is needed, called for reflections around mobility and planning feasible solution to the Angolan reality.

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