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Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:44 - Updated Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:44

Passenger vessels connect Soyo to Cabinda - Head of State

Luanda - Passenger vessels "Ferryboat Roll On" and "Roll Off" will connect the northern cities of Soyo, in Zaire Province, and Cabinda, in the province with the same name, announced last Thursday the President of the Republic, João Lourenço.

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President João Lourenço making the state of the nation address in parliament.

Photo: Cortesia da Assembleia Nacional

Delivering the State of the Nation speech, at the National Assembly, the Angolan Head of State said that the strategy aims to ensure “differentiated access to Cabinda”, a province that has a geographical discontinuity with other regions of the country.

In his speech, he stressed that the action aims to improve the living conditions of the populations and the economy of that part of the national territory.

“The Ferryboat Roll On and Roll Off will be put into operation very soon, which will connect the cities of Soyo and Cabinda”, added the President of the Republic, mentioning that the connection will allow daily access to that province with 240 passengers and a 1,200 tonnes of miscellaneous products.

In the maritime and port domain, the Head of the Executive Branch announced the start of the Integrated Development Project of the Moçâmedes Bay, in the south-western Province of Namibe.

It is an initiative that foresees the modernization of the Container Terminal, of the Mineiro Terminal of Saco Mar, to give a new image to the Moçâmedes Bay, aimed at stimulating the resurgence of local tourism and the creation of new jobs.

In the opinion of President João Lourenço, the supply of public transport services in the country has been improving, through the Road Transport Reinforcement Programme, which has already resulted in the delivery of 165 buses to different provinces.

In the area of ​​railway circulation, the Head of State foresees an increase in passenger transport, with the entry into operation of the railways of  Benguela, Luanda and Moçamedes, plus 14 Multiple Diesel Units (DMU).

He made it known that several initiatives are underway so that the infrastructures and equipment in the Transport sector will fully respond to the production and disposal of products to the consumer market.

The president also added that in this regard, the new legal and management framework for the Logistics Platforms will take on a prominent role, "with a view to increasing the capacity to dispose of agricultural and other products, both for the domestic market and for exports".

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