Marine passenger terminal at Angola's Cabinda Port completed by Chinese enterprise
Published: Apr 24, 2022 02:51 PM
A freight port in Angola Photo: VCG

A freight terminal in Angola Photo: VCG

A new marine passenger station at Angola's Cabinda Port was completed on Friday local time, which undergone a six-year construction by a Chinese enterprise.

The Cabina Port project, built by China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC), is a key project under the Belt and Road Initiative, and it entered construction in November 2016.

The port project, including the new marine passenger station and a freight terminal, is expected to be completed and put into use at the end of this year, which is designed to meet local demand for import and export of goods and passenger transportation, boosting local tourism development.

Over the past six years, the CEEC ensured the smooth progress of the project, overcoming difficulties including the outbreak of COVID-19, complex geological conditions and other challenges. 

Angola's President João Lourenço said during the opening ceremony that the port project will effectively boost local employment as well as economic and social development, playing a vital role in the development of Cabinda.

Entering the new year, China has accelerated cooperation with African countries. In the first quarter of 2022, the trade volume between China and Africa reached $64.9 billion, a year-on-year increase of 23.0 percent, data from the General Administration revealed.

Global Times