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Second Phase Refurbishment Commences: Namibe And Lobito Ports [Macauhub 27/11/12]
The port company of Namibe is to launch the second phase of refurbishment of the facilities at the ports of Lobito and Namibe, which involves building another 240m of docks. This second phase also includes the launch of studies for the project to expand the port of Namibe into deeper waters in order for it to drive the economic and social development of the region. The port company is also undertaking expansion and modernisation projects linked to the water supply system, sewers and fire hydrants, design and construction of the Namibe dry dock and of logistics areas, construction of the shipping terminal and the headquarters building as well as processing bulk cargo [fuel and minerals].
Angola’s Bié Province To Pave 1,200 Km Of Roads [Macauhub 29/11/12]
The provincial government of Bié, in Angola, plans to asphalt 1,200 km of secondary and tertiary roads to improve links between municipal capitals and the provincial capital, Cuito. In Huíla province, in Matala municipality, more than 400 km of secondary and tertiary roads are due to be renewed as of 2013. The Matala municipality is 180 km from the city of Lubango. Meanwhile the Angolan government has estimated that building its national highways network – some 5,900 km – will cost US$32 billion.
CNR Dalian Locomotives Arrive In Angola [Railway Gazette]
CNR Dalian has delivered the first 5 of 15 diesel locomotives ordered last year. Rated at 1715 kW, the 1067 mm gauge CKD8F locomotives have a top speed of 160 km/h and feature air-conditioned cabs and dust filters for use in the desert environment. Rehabilitation of the 756 km Namibe – Menongue line was completed last month, having got underway in 2005.
Angola: Minister Inaugurates Santa Clara's Dry Port [Angola Press 27/08/12]
The first stage of Santa Clara's dry port, located in Namacunde Municipality, southern Cunene Province, has been inaugurated on 27/08/12 by the Finance minister, Carlos Lopes. The Santa Clara dry port will have integrated customs services, will perform tax collection duties on import and export and economic operations at the Santa Clara border. The border area between Angola and Namibia, in Namacunde district, 45km from Ondjiva city, in Cunene province, is an important migration and trade point. After Luanda, Cunene comes as third in terms of revenue collection through customs. The new structure occupies an area of 60-ha with 40ha reserved for parking, for goods and 20ha for a 2-story administrative offices and warehouse for goods.
Angola Prepares For Privatisation Of Railroads [Macauhub 25/03/12]
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit [EIU], the Angolan government is to start merging the country’s main railroad companies, the reconstruction of which using lines of credit from China is almost finished, with a view to selling part of them to private investors. All the main Angolan railroads have been rebuilt over the last 10 years, with thousands of kilometres of new lines opened up. Now the Luanda government plans to sell off commercial and operational aspects of the railroads to private companies, whilst keeping a controlling stake in a new company called Caminhos de Ferro de Angola. The Angolan state will keep ownership of the infrastructure and the operating companies will manage all the rail services. The new company will be the result of merging the Benguela Railroad [CFB], the Luanda Railroad [CFL] and the Moçâmedes Railroad [CFM].
Reconstruction and expansion of CFM, involving 900km of track, is in its concluding stage following a large investment. The railroad between Namibe and Menongue, which involved an investment of US$200 million over 6-years, is expected to be fully operational in April, whilst 1,300km of track between Lobito and Luau, on the border with DRC, are expected to be opened up to traffic by the end of the year.
The plan for Development of the Integrated Railroad System, approved by the Angolan government, outlines linking up 3-existing railroads to the railroad networks of neighbouring countries – DRC, Zambia, and Namibia. Thus, the Benguela Railroad [CFB] will be linked to Zambian Railways via a special branch-line between Luacano station, in Moxico province, and the new Lumwana line, under construction in Zambia. The Namibe railway will be linked to the Namibian rail network, starting at Cuvango station stretching 343 kilometres as far as Oshikango, in Namibia, next to the border with Angola’s Cunene province.
Construction of the Congo railway line is being studied, which will link Luanda to the provinces of Bengo, Uíge, Zaire and Cabinda, stretching over 950km, then linking with Chemin de Fer du Congo Ocean, in Congo Brazzaville. The railroads were the biggest recipients of investment in infrastructure reconstruction in Angola, which has been made possible by lines of credit supplied by China.