Angola Launches New Chinese-built International Airport

 

Angolan President Joao Lourenco officially opened the new Chinese-built Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto International Airport, launching the airport’s cargo operations.

Lourenco expressed his gratitude for all the project’s builders, including the Chinese contractor, China National Aero-technology International Engineering Corporation (AVIC-ENG).

“We have just inaugurated and put into service this important infrastructure for the nation and the continent, which will not only serve Angola but also serve as a crucial hub for airport transportation in Africa and the world,” he said.

China National Aero-technology International Engineering Corporation airport project pleases Angola

Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto International Airport, named after the country’s first president, is 40 kilometers southeast of Luanda, with a designed capacity of 15 million passengers per year and a 130,000-metric-ton cargo capacity.

Chen Feng, the charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Angola, emphasized the importance of the new airport project for Angola’s socio-economic development.

Chen said that the project is a crucial strategic initiative for Angola and a key project in the Belt and Road cooperation between China and Angola. During the construction, the project provided thousands of local jobs and trained many local technicians.

 

 

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