Luanda – The director of Infrastructure and Services of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), Remmy Makumbe, Tuesday in Luanda, praised the effort being made by the Government of Angola in the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures in the country.
The official was speaking at the opening of a meeting of SADC ministers responsible for infrastructures going until Thursday in Luanda.
According to Remmy Makumbe, the country is growing, particularly concerning the repair of the main roads and emerging social projects.
Remmy Makumbe stated as well he hopes the ongoing meeting produces contributions to SADC steering plan designed to develop the region’s infrastructures.
The two-day closed door meeting will analyse short, medium and long term projects under the regional infrastructures development steering plan that will be presented on the last day of the meeting by concerned ministers.
The steering plan was concluded and endorsed by the SADC member states at technical level, during a regional workshop held in May this year in South Africa.
According to a note released at the event, the steering plan is a strategic framework guiding the implementation of cross-border infrastructure networks in the sectors of energy, transport, tourism, communication and postal services, meteorology and water.
The meeting going with the theme "Consolidating the bases for regional integration: Development of infrastructures to facilitate trade and liberalisation of the economy”, was opened by the director of the Angola Maritime and Port Institute, Victor de Carvalho.
SADC infrastructure sector includes the ministries of Transport, Telecommunication and Information Technologies, Urbanisation and Construction, Hotels and Tourism.