Cuito Cuanavale airport works estimated at USD 60 million
Kuando Kubango, Menongue - The construction of the Cuito Cuanavale Airpot in the sout-eastern Kuando Kubango Province, is estimated at USD 60 million, as part of the overall programme of the executive aimed at interconnecting the networks of the country’s air transport system. The information was released Friday, by the Transports minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás, moments before inaugurating the mentioned infrastructure, called “23 de Março”. According to him, the infrastructure has evolved from an airfield used in military operations in the past to a modern airport built in its fullness, whose works started in 2008. The 23 de Março Airport will operate commercial flights, providing passenger comfort, convenience and safety. ANGOP has learnt that the minister concluded that the investment in national airports should not be considered separate from the country’s development programme, but with a global vision with the other infrastructures, such as railways, roads, sea and river transportation, as well as the infrastructures linked to the sectors of water, energy and telecommunications. “Everything comes together in order to create an environment that favours national production and development”, he emphasised.