• Road refurbishment in Angola: “N'Zeto – M'Banza-Congo“

    Client: Instituto de Estradas de Angola (INEA)
    Project location: Angola,
    province of Zaire
    Project term: 33 months
    Project start: 2007

Contract:

Construction management for the expansion of the N'Zeto – M'Banza-Congo road

Background

Merely ten percent of the around 56,000 kilometers of road in Angola are surfaced. As a result of the civil war (1975 - 2002), almost all surfaced roads and around 75% of non-surfaced roads are damaged or can no longer be used, and around two thirds of all bridges were destroyed during that time. Travel remains difficult, especially trips inland. With the help of a comprehensive refurbishment and construction plan, Angola's government commissioned around 5,300 kilometers of road to be built between 2002 and the end of 2008. By 2011, this figure is to total 14,000 kilometers. The INEA, "Instituto Nacional de Estradas de Angola", is responsible for planning transport in Angola.

Project

The N´Zeto – M´Banza-Congo national road (Estrada Nacional) is 225 kilometers long and runs from the north west of the country right across to the Angolan province of Zaire. During the civil war, no maintenance work of any kind was carried out here, so that when the war ended the road was almost completely impassable. Blown-up bridges also made travelling by road very difficult. In an effort to secure the economic and social development of the expansive, destroyed interior for agriculture, mining, municipal facilities and markets, rebuilding these roads is one of the top planning priorities for the INEA. The roads are being largely built on existing road structures. Special measures are foreseen to avoid erosion when road routing is changed.

Services

Consultancy and engineering
Supervision, control and inspection of construction work
Construction management

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