Angola opens new marine passenger station in Cabinda built by China Energy Engineering Corporation

 

The Cabina Port project, built by China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) and a key project under the Belt and Road Initiative, was opened by Angola´s President.

The new marine passenger station at Angola’s Cabinda Port was completed after a nearly six-year construction by CEEC, started in November 2016.

The port project, including the new marine passenger station and a freight terminal, is expected to be completed and put into use at the end of this year, which is designed to meet local demand for import and export of goods and passenger transportation, boosting local tourism development.

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Over the past six years, CEEC ensured progress of the project, overcoming difficulties including the outbreak of COVID-19, complex geological conditions and other challenges.

Angola’s President João Lourenço said during the opening ceremony that the port project will effectively boost local employment as well as economic and social development, playing a vital role in the development of Cabinda.

Entering the new year, China has accelerated cooperation with African countries. In the first quarter of 2022, the trade volume between China and Africa reached USD 64.9 billion, a year-on-year increase of 23.0 percent, data from the General Administration revealed.

 

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