BRIEFS: Angola linked to neighboring countries

Road links between Angola and neighboring countries will be in place by 2017, the director-general of the Angolan National Roads Institute (INEA) said. António Resende, speaking to Angolan news agency Angop at the re-opening of the metal bridge over the Luvo River, said that work to rebuild the cross-border roads in the south, north and east of the country was at an advanced stage. According to Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola the previous bridge was destroyed by excess cargo on a truck loaded with a large crane.

Japan pays for new fish market in Maputo

Construction of a new fish market in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, was paid for by aid from Japan and the new facility is expected to start operating by August 2015. The market, which is expected to cost around USD11.3m, will have 40 kiosks, 100 stalls with equipment such as cold storage units, ice machines, areas for gutting fish and a solid waste treatment system, along with other services. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided USD8.6m for the project, the Maputo city council has provided US$1.4 million and the remainder will be secured from the State Budget.

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