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Companies from seven countries show interest in the management, operation and maintenance of the CFB

Jorge Bengue, Secretary of State for Land Transport, revealed that companies from seven countries have shown interest in the management, operation and maintenance of the Benguela Railroad (CFB), known as the Lobito Corridor.

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The official, quoted by Jornal de Angola, said that they were companies from Portugal, Japan, England, Democratic Congo, China, Germany and South Africa.

The information was provided by the responsible during an online seminar on the potential of the Lobito Corridor.

On the occasion, Ricardo de Abreu, Minister of Transport, considered that "the competition is based on the best international practices and requirements and on the strictest respect for the legislation and regulations in force to ensure, due to its global relevance, greater attraction for investment".

The incumbent of Transports referred that the Executive wants to select as the "best competitor", the one that gives "guarantees of business continuity and security to leverage the underlying economy downstream of the Lobito Corridor, along the three national provinces it crosses".

Remember that the contest was launched on the 8th of September. The winner of the competition will assume the management, operation and maintenance of the CFB for 30 years.

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