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Addendum to the new airport construction contract has already been signed. Work can now continue

The addendum to the contract establishing the construction of the New Luanda International Airport and the Memorandum of Understanding have already been signed by the Ministry of Transport (Mintrans) and China National Aero-technology International Engineering (AVIC).

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In a statement dated 20 May, the ministry explains that in signing the documents, the authority was represented by the chairman of the Board of Directors of SGA-SA and the coordinator of the Office of Operation of the New International Airport of Luanda, writes to Angop.

In February last year Mintrans was directed to review the project, both at technical and financial levels, so that it could be concluded. During the negotiation and review process it was ensured that the various ministerial departments were in agreement and the new airport was also awarded the certification and defined the new schedule of actions.

The negotiations were eventually given as closed with the signature of the above-mentioned documents. This new milestone makes it possible to proceed with the work.

According to the news agency, the contractor made a profit on the project - budgeted at 1.4 billion dollars - and the additional costs to the State eventually disappeared.

Given the importance of this new airport for the country's economy, the contractor should use construction materials produced in Angola and hire Angolan subcontractors to carry out the necessary work until the work is completed, the tutelage said.

To ensure that all goes well and that the work is completed within the established deadlines, the guardianship will create a project management office.