ANGOLA GOVT. MAKING PLANS TO IMPROVE DUNDO CITY

ANGOLA GOVT. MAKING PLANS TO IMPROVE DUNDO CITY

In a directive over the weekend, Minister of Territorial Administration Dionísio da Fonseca urged the newly appointed governor of Lunda-Norte province, Filomena Aires, to prioritize basic sanitation and the revitalization of Dundo to enhance the city’s reputation. Emphasizing that Dundo serves as the province’s ambassador, he extended the challenge to all municipalities within Lunda-Norte. Highlighting the collective effort needed for development, Dionísio da Fonseca emphasized the crucial roles of the business community, churches, traditional authorities,…

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ANGOLA PRESIDENT INSPECTS NEWLY CONSTRUCTED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

ANGOLA PRESIDENT INSPECTS NEWLY CONSTRUCTED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, recently visited Dr. António Agostinho Neto International Airport in Icolo and Bengo to assess the progress towards initiating passenger flight operations later this year. During his visit, he led a meeting with key stakeholders, including representatives from the Ministry of Transport and the Chinese construction company AVIC, to review the project’s current status and identify remaining tasks necessary for the airport’s full operation. Accompanied by state ministers and…

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ROAD TRAFFIC AFFECT RESIDENT AFTER BRIDGE COLLAPSED IN ANGOLA

ROAD TRAFFIC AFFECT RESIDENT AFTER BRIDGE COLLAPSED IN ANGOLA

Road traffic between the municipalities of Caimbambo and Cubal, in the province of Benguela, is temporarily interrupted, due to the partial collapse of the bridge over the Halo River. The bridge, with two lanes, measures 124 meters long, ten meters wide and supports over 50 tons of weight. Speaking to the press, the municipal administrator of Caimbambo, José Ferreira, attributed the incident to the heavy rains that hit the region, damaging one side of the bridge….

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SELF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PLANNED IN ANGOLA AFTER SECURING HECTARES OF LANDS

SELF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PLANNED IN ANGOLA AFTER SECURING HECTARES OF LANDS

At least 2.300 hectares of land will be allotted this year in Menongue municipality, Angola’s eastern Cuando Cubango province for self construction, the local administrator José Ernesto da Silva said. According to the local administrator, at least 600 plots of land will be distributed in the Tucuve land reserve, 700 in Vioto and 1,000 in the Mupambala reserve, adding that the machinery for this is already being assembled. The administrator expressed his disgust at public…

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WHY ANGOLA GOVT. WANTS TO STOP BUILDING HOUSING PROJECTS

WHY ANGOLA GOVT. WANTS TO STOP BUILDING HOUSING PROJECTS

Angolan president João Lourenço said Monday in Caxito city, northern Bengo province that the Angolan state will stop building housing projects, after the construction of those announced for the provinces of Cuanza Norte, Malanje, Zaire and Cabinda is completed. Speaking to the press after the inauguration of the housing project in Bengo province, João Lourenço said that it is up to the State to create policies to make building materials cheaper, which should be produced…

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ANGOLA PRESIDENT DISCUSSED CONSTRUCTION OF LOBITO REFINERY

ANGOLA PRESIDENT DISCUSSED CONSTRUCTION OF LOBITO REFINERY

Angolan president João Lourenço granted an audience in Luanda to the CEO of the Chinese state-owned company China National Chemical Engineering (CNCE), Weng Gang, to learn about the construction project of Lobito Refinery. Speaking to the press at the end of the audience, Weng Gang said the meeting discussed mainly the construction project of the Lobito refinery, having guaranteed that the reconstruction and expansion would be concluded before the end of 2026. The Minister of…

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ANGOLA’S PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED PROGRESS MADE ON THE REHABILITATION OF ROADS

ANGOLA’S PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED PROGRESS MADE ON THE REHABILITATION OF ROADS

One thousand 945 kilometers of road in the national network have been paved from 2018 to 2022, as part of the reduction of regional asymmetries, President João Lourenço said on Monday. When presenting the Message on the State of the Nation, at the National Assembly, the Head of State made it known that, in the same period, 3,985 meters of concrete bridge were built and rehabilitated. According to João Lourenço, 2,059 kilometers of roads were…

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ANGOLA AND EGYPT SIGNED INFRASTRUCTURAL DEAL

ANGOLA AND EGYPT SIGNED INFRASTRUCTURAL DEAL

Egypt aims to increase the number of companies operating in Angola in the infrastructure sector, the country’s ambassador to Angola, Mohamed Safwat said Wednesday in Luanda. The diplomat, who was speaking to the press following a meeting with National Assembly Speaker Carolina Cerqueira, said his country is working closely with the Angolan government to increase the number of Egyptian companies in the Angola infrastructure sector. The Egyptian ambassador expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation…

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NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ANGOLA AIRPORT GET FIRST CERTIFICATION

NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ANGOLA AIRPORT GET FIRST CERTIFICATION

The new Luanda International Airport Dr. António Agostinho Neto (AIAAN) completed this week the first phase of the certification process, after the publication of aeronautical data and information in the world civil aviation circuit, ANGOP has learnt. The move follows a landing and take-off process of aircraft, called “Flight Check”, carried out since August, with King Air B200 type aircraft manned by foreign pilots accredited by the global authority in the sector. In its document,…

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HOW NEW REFINERY CONSTRUCTION CAN HELP ANGOLA CRUDE OIL INDUSTRY

HOW NEW REFINERY CONSTRUCTION CAN HELP ANGOLA CRUDE OIL INDUSTRY

Angola is rich in crude oil but has to import the fuel it needs. A new refinery could change that. Wearing a hard hat, safety glasses, and high-visibility vest, project manager Martin Jooste gives a tour of the rain-sodden construction site that he oversees in the tiny Angolan enclave of Cabinda. Separated from the rest of Angola by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cabinda produces 60% of Angola’s oil, and dozens of oil and gas platforms lie off…

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ANGOLA PRESIDENT OUTLINE PLANS TO FOCUS ON DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

ANGOLA PRESIDENT OUTLINE PLANS TO FOCUS ON DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Angolan Head of State João Lourenço in Luanda spoke of the country’s commitment to continue investing in digital infrastructure to take full advantage of the benefits of the economy. Delivering his speech at the opening ceremony of the Luanda International Fair (FILDA), João Lourenço mentioned the infrastructure linked to broadband networks, expand the fiber optic network, and seeking to explore to the utmost the ANGOSAT satellite skills. The Head of State said the country will…

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ANGOLA AND CHINESE FIRM AGREED TO CONSTRUCTION ALUMINUM FACTORY

ANGOLA AND CHINESE FIRM AGREED TO CONSTRUCTION ALUMINUM FACTORY

Angola company Sino Ord Park Industrial and China’s O.T.International have signed an agreement that will enable the allocation of a 200 million investment for the construction of an aluminum factory in northern Bengo Province, reads a statement from the Bengo government. The agreement was signed at the 3rd China/Africa Economic Forum held in Huan, China, witnessed by the Bengo governor, Maria Antónia Nelumba. The statement, which did not add further details on the agreement, said…

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ANGOLA PRESIDENT APPROVE US$203MILLION FOR HUAMBO CITY FACELIFT

ANGOLA PRESIDENT APPROVE US$203MILLION FOR HUAMBO CITY FACELIFT

Angolan head of State João Lourenço has authorized a USD 203.7 grant for the requalification of the main districts of the capital city of the central Huambo province. The amount will also be earmarked for the construction of structural roads, covering a total of 148 kilometers, according to Presidential Order No. 149/23, dated 26 June. The president also formalized the opening of the simplified contract procedure based on the material criteria, for external financing reasons,…

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ANGOLA GOVT. APPROVED CONSTRUCTION OF ORIENTED PROJECT

ANGOLA GOVT. APPROVED CONSTRUCTION OF ORIENTED PROJECT

Angolan government approved on tuesday the construction-oriented project during the 4th Ordinary Session of the Economic Commission of the Cabinet Council chaired by the President of the Republic, João Lourenço. In its press note, released at the end of the Session, the Commission states that this is a five-year project – 2023-2027 – designed for the national citizens. The documents adds that the project represents a mechanism for the execution of public policies in the…

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CONSTRUCTION OF ANGOLA’s LUENA SOLAR PLANT AT 60%

CONSTRUCTION OF ANGOLA’s LUENA SOLAR PLANT AT 60%

The construction of the Luena Solar Energy Park in the eastern Moxico Province to have an expected installed capacity of 26,906 megawatts (MW) is currently 60 percent completed, the deputy governor for the Technical and Infrastructure sector, Wilson Agnelo, said Saturday. Agnelo added that the project is being built in the Samalesso district, east of Luena City by the American companies “Sun Africa” and MCA Angola and Portugal, in an area of 52 hectares. The…

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ANGOLA GOVT. SEEK TO BOOST INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECT THROUGH CHEAP FUNDING

ANGOLA GOVT. SEEK TO BOOST INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECT THROUGH CHEAP FUNDING

Angolan Finance minister, Vera Daves, said the country needs to go on two fronts to boost and develop its infrastructure projects through cheap funding. Vera Daves, who was speaking at the Angola/Spain Business forum in Luanda, listed the creation of efficient base infrastructures for the creation of a “good” investment environment and the attraction of direct private capital to invest in various projects, including agri-business, fishing, and industry as the path the country needs to…

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ZAMBIA AND ANGOLA SIGN DEAL FOR ROAD CONNECTING PROJECTS

ZAMBIA AND ANGOLA SIGN DEAL FOR ROAD CONNECTING PROJECTS

Zambia and Angola have signed six (6) memoranda of understanding (MoUs) aimed at boosting trade and investment in the two countries. The two countries have signed an MoU on cooperation to facilitate the construction of the Zambia/Angola connection road via the Jimbe border between Zambia’s Ikelengi district in the northwestern province and Angola’s town of Luau. The two nations have also committed to the construction of the Malundo/Sikongo border in the western part of Zambia….

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ANGOLA SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDING PLANS OUTLINE

ANGOLA SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDING PLANS OUTLINE

The MPLA’s first secretary in the eastern Lunda Sul province Daniel Neto reaffirmed Tuesday his party’s commitment to keeping building social infrastructure, under the 2022/2027 Government program. At the end of the visits, as part of the Political and Patriotic Activities, to grassroots organizations in suburban areas, Daniel Neto mentioned the construction of schools, health posts, and the expansion of the electricity network, among the infrastructure. He said that MPLA, the ruling party in Angola,…

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SONANGOL BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF SECOND TANKER IN ANGOLA

SONANGOL BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF SECOND TANKER IN ANGOLA

National Oil Company Sonangol has started construction of the second oil tanker to strengthen its fleet. In its press note, the company informs that the start of construction of the second ship was formalised in Mokpo city, South Korea, with the traditional steel cutting ceremony for hull 8021, the second Suezmax type ship of the project. The construction of the ship is in charge of Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the report said. At the…

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LUACHIMO HYDROELECTRIC DAM TESTING STAGE BEGINS IN ANGOLA

LUACHIMO HYDROELECTRIC DAM TESTING STAGE BEGINS IN ANGOLA

The acceptance tests of the equipment to prepare for the start-up of the first two turbines at the Luachimo hydroelectric dam in eastern northern Lunda Norte province started Tuesday (09), the rehabilitation works manager has announced. Joaquim Costa, director of rehabilitation and expansion works, said the two turbines, with a capacity to produce 17 megawatts of electricity, have already been installed. Joaquim Costa also announced the execution of two more turbines, with the same capacity,…

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