According to a communiqué from the Luanda Railway (CFL), to which VerAngola had access, the holder of the Transport portfolio visited, this Thursday, the construction works of the new multimodal railway stations and the railway branch to connect to the new airport Dr. António Agostinho Neto.
As part of his visit, the official made it known that the work on the new stations will be completed in the middle of this year.
"Still in the middle of the year, in principle, the work is completed", said Ricardo D'Abreu, in statements to Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA).
The government official also mentioned that later there will be works that will have to guarantee the level of accessibility. "Then there are works that we have to guarantee accessibility, parking, create some comfort here for users and all those who find it convenient to park here to go by train to the city or to the new international airport", he said, quoted by RNA .
He added that they will also have commercial activity, and "this work will also be done for the other stations", which is to find "a business model for these infrastructures that can respond to the various dimensions of needs".
The holder of the Transport portfolio, quoted by RNA, also stressed that the infrastructures will create job opportunities for young people, and "at this moment, the CFL is already doing this recruitment" and, later, will "expose these young people specific training".
According to the CFL communiqué, on his visit, the minister was accompanied by the Secretary of State for Land Transport, Jorge Calumbo and senior officials from the Ministry of Transport.
The minister began his visit at Bungo station, where he was received by the chairman of the Board of Directors (PCA) Júlio Bango Joaquim, accompanied by administrators and those responsible for the consortium of construction companies, made up of China Hyway and Tianjin Oubaiwei.
After receiving a global explanation of the building's configuration and how it will work when ready, the minister noted three floors of the infrastructure under construction, and then the entourage embarked on a DMU train towards the new airport's branch line, the statement said. .
After stopping in Viana, where he was welcomed by the municipal administrator and where he noted that the construction work on the new station was proceeding at a good pace, among others, the minister reserved the final part of his visit to investigate the construction work on the branch line that will connect the general line to the airport Dr. António Agostinho Neto, and then proceeded to the New Luanda International Airport (NAIL).