ANGOLA: Construction company China Railway 20 Bureau Group has formally handed over further sections of the 1 301 km Benguela Railway to the government of Angola.

Events marking the transfer of ownership were held on June 29 in Kuito and on July 27 at Luau, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Benguela Railway President José Carlos Gomes, who died in a road accident in early August, said that the handover marked the end of the contract with CR20 which had started in 2008.

  • On July 25 the Benguela Railway Training School in Huambo was formally opened by Transport Minister Augusto da Silva Tomás and governor of Huambo province João Baptista Kussumua.