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Turkish consortium ready to transform nationals into 8,000 kilometers of motorway

It is through Beta Tek Construção, a Turkish consortium, that Eugénio Clemente - one of the partners and former director of the Instituto do Fomento Turístico - intends to transform the current layout of national roads into thousands of kilometers of highway.

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About two months ago, the consortium representing a group of construction companies specialized in the development of highways and bridges, presented the Government with a proposal to improve national roads, transforming them into eight thousand kilometers of connecting highways.

The information was advanced by Eugénio Clemente to Jornal de Angola, referring that the Turks intend to establish partnerships with national entities for the execution of the works in the road treaties - according to the priorities established by the authorities - suggesting interventions such as the expansion of lanes, tolls, bridge construction, hydraulic passages and other infrastructures.

It is proposed to follow the BOT model, in which the consortium builds and operates the facilities for a certain period of time, then transferring control to the State. The partner also said that the contracts do not represent any financial burden for the State, and the investment can be recovered in about 50 years of operation.

Also according to the former director of Infotur, the promoters of the project will have a financing portfolio in the amount of eight billion dollars. “The construction consortia are looking for major works and have financers with them who bet on the projects to be developed”, stressed Eugénio Clemente to Jornal de Angola, highlighting Beta Tek's experience in the field.

"We are submitting a proposal that does not have any type of request for state sovereign guarantees: there are no commitments, oil or gas to be mortgaged", he added.

Also according to the consortium's Angolan partner, the project will have been “welcomed” by the Ministry of Finance, now needing the advice of other ministerial departments.

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