The contract, expected to last 24 months, was assigned this Wednesday to Omatapalo, according to a statement sent by the company to VerAngola. The work consists of the rehabilitation and widening of the road - from two to four lanes, two in each direction - and the construction of sidewalks, public lighting, porticos, roundabouts and a central divider.
The project will employ around 420 workers and 85 percent of materials of national origin will be used.
The contract's consignment ceremony was attended by the Minister of Public Works, Carlos Aberto dos Santos, the general director of the Institute of Roads of Angola (INEA), Henrique Victorino, the governor of the province of Luanda, Manuel Homem, the administrator of the municipality of Belas, Miguel Silva de Almeida, and representatives of the Inspection (DAR Angola) and contractor.
“The project we are starting today will have a very positive impact on improving the mobility of people and goods, helping to reinforce territorial cohesion and boost the economy of the regions served by this route”, said the Omatapalo spokesperson, Edmar Manuel.
“In this work, similar to what has been our practice, the use, mainly, of materials of national origin, is part of the effort that the Group develops, in all two lines of business, to support national production, generating more employment and reduced imports”, added the official.
Omatapalo, which this year completes two decades of existence, has developed several works of this kind in almost the entire national territory, with emphasis on EN190, EN230, Circular Externa do Lubango, Estrada da Tundavala, integrated infrastructures in the city of Lubango and improvement of secondary and tertiary roads in the province of Luanda.