According to the announcement made by Luís Manuel Nunes, governor of Benguela, the structural works – valued at around 438 million dollars – will not only generate around 10,000 jobs but also improve the quality of life of citizens and help the province to evolve.
Young people are among the most benefited from these jobs, which will have a greater impact on the construction sector, he said, quoted by Angop.
Works under this program started at the beginning of the year: since January, some works are already underway in the municipalities of Benguela and Lobito. According to the official, quoted by Angop, the works that are already underway concern those of a more urgent nature.
The plans already under way in Lobito include the restoration of the Sócrates Dáskalos, Salvador Correia and Cerveira Pereira avenues, as well as the rehabilitation of the Flamingo cine-esplanade and the Tchapanguele market, which is also being built.
Cited by Angop, the official also highlighted the cleaning and rehabilitation of drainage ditches in the mangrove area.
In turn, in Benguela, works are already underway to refurbish Avenida Sousa Coutinho, the National Museum of Archeology, the Cine Monumental Teatro, among others.