Luanda – Transport minister Augusto da Silva Tomás last Sunday inaugurated the northern Cabinda Province’s Port pier, in a ceremony that was also attended by the acting provincial governor, Aldina Matilde da Lomba.
Estimated at 19.9 million US dollars, the new pier is 319 metres long and 12 metres wide.
The undertaking was built by the Chinese firm Gezhouba Company, which started the works on 14 September 2010.
On the occasion, the Transport minister said that the Cabinda Port was built in 1953 and raised to the category of commercial port in 1962, by the colonial authorities.
He explained that until, the port had a wooden pier that was built in the colonial era, which had a very limited capacity for the ships that bring various goods to the province.
With the new pier, he said, big ships can now moor in Cabinda Port and do their work more efficiently.