News In Brief - Government Spends AOA4bn On Dry Port Construction Project
News: The government of Angola has invested a minimum of AOA4bn (US$41.83mn) in the construction of the Santa Clara dry port in Southern Cunene province. This includes customs, migration, fiscal police, commerce, health and banking services. Finance Minister Carlos Lopes inaugurated the dry port, which includes an administrative compartment, room for bank agencies and stores. The dry port, covering an area of 60 hectares (h), will handle tourist support activity, economic operations, and import and export taxes services. Of the total, 40h are reserved for the landing of goods. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Cunene Province Governor AntÃ³nio Didalelwa, the director general of the customs services, SÃlvio Burity, and the senior officials of the finance ministry.