According to the minister, "about 500 jobs, direct and indirect, have been created so far with the construction of the external ring road in the City of Lubango", reads a statement from CIPRA, to which VerAngola had access.
The holder of the Public Works, Urbanism and Housing parade also added that the contract could create 1000 jobs at the peak of its completion. "With an extension of 38.7 kilometres, the work that is taking place within the scope of the recommendations of the Lubango Municipal Master Plan, could generate 1000 jobs at the peak of its execution", adds the note.
According to the minister – who was speaking during the visit of the President of the Republic to the ring road construction works, which took place on Wednesday –, the work, which started in April last year and presents a physical execution of around 28 percent, "is scheduled for completion in November 2024".
The road will ensure "the convenience of heavy commercial traffic coming from several provinces of the country, relieve and preserve the road network of the urban core of the city of Lubango, recently rehabilitated".
In addition, the minister also referred that it will also facilitate "internal mobility" and reduce road accidents: "It will facilitate internal mobility and reduce road accidents, ensure a better connection between the areas of urban growth advocated in Eyva's land reserves and da Quilemba, where the housing center has already been built with more than eight thousand dwellings and other social and commercial constructions", he indicated.
Carlos Alberto dos Santos said that the contract foresees the "execution of a platform with a variable width between 19 and 24 meters, consisting of two lanes and a shoulder in each direction, in addition to the execution of a central separator".
"Likewise, six bridges will be built at the intersections with rivers and water lines, a viaduct at the intersection with the Moçâmedes Railway, hydraulic passages, longitudinal drainage, metal protection and treatment of slopes, execution of returns and roundabouts at intersections with other roads, as well as horizontal and vertical signs and public lighting", completes the statement.