NEW AIRPORT IN LUANDA WILL HAVE RAIL LINK TO THE CITY

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Luanda, Angola

The new Luanda International Airport is scheduled to start operating in March 2017 and will have its own rail link, officials said Wednesday during a visit by the Angolan President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, to the site, the macauhub.com.mo website reports.

Construction of the airport in the municipality of Icolo and Bengo, 30 kilometres from the centre of Luanda, is the responsibility of China International Fund Limited (CIF), with an estimated cost of US$3.8 billion.

Two of the runways are practically complete, as is the airport control tower, with ongoing construction of the terminal, which according to the Angolan government will receive 15 million passengers per year.

Information released by the Ministry of Transport during the visit by President, said that as well as a new access road, the airport will have a direct rail link – provided by the Luanda Railroad, and six stations, the last of which will be at the airport terminal.

Construction of the new airport in Luanda started in 2004 and its completion is scheduled for March 2017. The project is financed by credit lines from China for the reconstruction of Angola after three decades of civil war.

The new international airport is located in an area of ​​1,324 hectares and will have two double runways, with capacity for the largest commercial aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380.

The northern airport runway will be 4,200 metres long, while the southern runway will be 3,800 meters long, and both will be 60 metres wide.

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#Airport #Capital #China #City #Holiday #Railway #Train #Travel

SOLAR STREET LIGHTS FOR HARARE

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Harare (wikipedia.org)

Harare City Council has partnered a foreign investor in a $15 million project that will see solar street lights installed in the city centre.

The project has started with Robert Mugabe Way, where workmen are already installing the solar powered street lights.

The whole central business district requires 4 000 lights, council says.

“We have embarked on a project that will see solar street lights being installed in Harare.

“It is being done at no cost to the city council since we were partnered by a Zambian company, Lamise Investments, which will in return enjoy advertising rights on the poles for a period of 15 years,” said council spokesperson Mr Michael Chideme.

The use of solar energy would help reduce council’s electricity bill significantly.

“The installation of lights will increase visibility and reliability as power cuts will no longer affect their function,” he said.

Installation of street lights which has begun with Robert Mugabe Way, is expected to cover a number of other streets including Samora Machel, Jason Moyo, Julius Nyerere, Kenneth Kaunda, First Street, Sam Nujoma, Third Street, Simon Vengai Muzenda, Leopold Takawira, Angwa, Herbert Chitepo Avenue and Borrowdale Road.

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Residents have all along condemned council for failing to repair damaged streets lights.

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#By #Energi #Ferie #Harare #Hovedstad #Miljø #Reise #Zimbabwe

#Capital #City #Environment #Holiday #Travel

ZIMBABWE SATSER PÅ KONFERANSETURISME

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Regjeringen i #Zimbabwe har besluttet å opprette et National #Conventions Bureau som en del av tiltakene for å øke antall #turister til landet, sier #turistminister Walter Mzembi. Zimbabwe har flere store arenaer for store arrangementer, som #Harare International #Conference #Center (bildet), The #Rainbow #Towers and Conference Centre i Harare, #Hilton-komplekset i Eastlea, og ZCC Mutendi Complex.

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority: www.zimbabwetourism.net

 

EMIRATES MED DIREKTERUTE DUBAI OG LUSAKA

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Lusaka

#Emirates #Airlines har startet en daglig direkterute mellom #hovedstaden i #Zambia, #Lusaka, og #Zimbabwes hovedstad #Harare. #Tourism Council of Zambia sier dette vil føre til en sterk økning i turiststrømmen til Zambia, og til en økning i handelen mellom de to landene.

Ruten går daglig fra #Dubai til Lusaka, og videre til Harare, før den returnerer samme vei samme dag.

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LUANDA VERDENS DYRESTE OLJEBY

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#Luanda, #hovedstaden i #Angola, er verdens dyreste olje- og gassby for utenlandske arbeidstakere, skriver bransjepublikasjonen Rigzone. Norges oljehovedstad, #Stavanger, ligger på andre plass, med #Juba i #Sør-#Sudan på tredje. #Moskva er på fjerde og #Perth i #Australia på femte.

Mens de fastboende i en storby bruker sin lokalkunnskap til å holde levekostnadene nede, blir det som regel langt dyrere for utlendinger som bosetter seg der for en kortere eller lengre periode, blant annet fordi man gjerne vil ha de samme fasiliteter og den samme komfort man er vant til hjemmefra.

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism: http://www.minhotur.gov.ao/