New flyover inaugurated in Angola to reduce traffic

AngolaThe flyover is expected to improve the traffic situation in the Southern African nation. (Image source: Keone/Flickr)Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, has inaugurated the Unidade Operativa flyover, aiming to improve the dormant traffic condition on Deolinda Rodrigues Avenue

The new flyover will help in reducing the heavy traffic flow in the section from BCA (Grafanil-Viana) to the Unidade Operativa, both directions, and from Senado da Camara road to Tourada.

The Unidade Operativa flyover is 5.5m high, 510m long and 20m wide. The flyover consists of four lanes, two for each direction, with 14m wide and 3.5m for each lane.

Prior to the inauguration of the flyover, the president received technical explanations from Artur Fortunato, construction minister, and Rosária Kiala, engineer responsible for the work, regarding the work enforcement of the much-needed flyover in the area.

With an aim to reduce the growing traffic situation and reconstruct the dilapidated road infrastructure in the country, the Angolan government has increased investment. The government is planning to spend around US$22.6bn by 2025 for the construction of new roads and maintenance and rehabilitation of the existing ones.

Angola is one of the fastest growing economies in the world in last decade. The GDP of Angola has been expanded at an annual 11 per cent. The per capita income in the country rose by eight‐fold, with the per capita GDP standing above US$5000, which is considered a middle‐income level.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the executive and government bodies as well as hundreds of people in the area.

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