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Benguela Railway opens passenger terminal in Luena

The Benguela Railway (CFB) passenger rail terminal in Luena was opened this Thursday. Named 'Cristiano Reis D' Almeida', the new infrastructure is a tribute to one of the CFB's oldest workers, a native of the province of Moxico, who has 58 years of service.


The ceremony was attended by several local government, religious and civil society entities. The ribbon cutting was the responsibility of the vice-governor for the Political, Social and Economic Sector of the province of Moxico and the honoree of the day, Cristiano Reis D' Almeida.

In his intervention, Ottoniel Manuel, administrator for the Technical Area - representing the President of the CFB Board of Directors - said that the construction of this imposing infrastructure is part of the framework of improving the provision of passenger transport services, responding to exponential growth demand for rail transport in the eastern region of the country, with particular emphasis on the provinces of Lunda Sul and Norte.

In a statement to which VerAngola had access, the person responsible also stated that the works had an execution period of 14 months, having been carried out by technicians belonging to the CFB staff.

The new Luena terminal has the capacity to accommodate 350 seated passengers, with auxiliary services such as a ticket office, restaurant, eight convenience stores and Internet.

Vice-governor Victor da Silva - representing the governor of the province of Moxico - said that the Benguela Railway's initiative is commendable, as it will minimize the great difficulties of accommodating passengers in the province of Moxico. , having stated that the provincial government will do everything to guarantee the preservation of this infrastructure, in order to adequately welcome citizens from various parts of the country.

Cristiano Reis D'Almeida, who has worked for the company for 58 years, referred to this as a great moment in his career, due to the fact that he was honored while he was still alive. After thanking the CFB board of directors for the tribute, he alerted the population to the need to preserve the inaugurated heritage. He also dedicated his tribute to all the workers who in the 70s joined the CFB staff and ensured that the trains continued to whistle during the country's most difficult moments.


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