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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:43 - Updated Mon, 25 Dec 2017 10:18

Transports minister defends focus on economic recovery of Lobito Port

Lobito - The Angolan Transports minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás, on Saturday, in the coastal Benguela Province, appealed to the board of the Lobito Port to work hard as a team and focus on the economic recovery of that public company.

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The Transports minister was speaking at the presentation ceremony of the new board of Lobito Port, recently appointed by the Head of State, João Lourenço.

Augusto da Silva Tomás went on to stress that with the interconnection between the Benguela Railway (CFB) and the international airport of Catumbela, the Lobito Port is well served and in condition to focus on economic recovery.

He also envisaged that through the internationalisation process of the country’s railway system, which includes making a connection with the neighbouring countries, will bring about a new impulse into the Angolan economy.

On his turn, the new C.E.O of the Luanda Port, Agostinho Estêvão Felizardo, said that the new board will do their best to materialise well the guidelines of the Angolan government.  

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