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Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:30 - Updated Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:34

Uíge: Action to tackle ravines announced

Uíge - An action to curb the expansion of the ravines threatening to fully cut road traffic between the municipalities of Buengas and Kimbela, northern Uíge province, will be put in montion soon by the Government.

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Uíge: Expansion of ravines worries Kimbele residents

Photo: Domingos Nicolau

This was announced recently in Uíge city by the secretary of State for Construction, Manuel José da Costa Molares D'Abril.

The official was speaking at the end of a visit he paid to the region where he learned on the spot of a total of twelve ravines drastically affecting road traffic in the region.

Molares D’Abril said the largest ravine will be tackled by the central Government, while the local authorities will handle the smaller ones.

He stressed that the 90-kilomtre Sanza Pombo/Buenguas road where the largest ravine lies will also receive some improvement works from central Government.

According to sources, the Sanza Pombo/Buengas road ravine has so far destroyed 30 infrastructures and killed one, is threatening to gulp down another 60 houses.

The municipalities of Kimbele and Buengas, with a huge agricultural potential, lie 261 and 276 kilometres northeast of Uíge city respectively.

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