The Government of Angola plants to initiate a tender process for the development of the project

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The government of Angola has recently announced it is about to launch a tender for the design, construction and operation of the port of Dande, about 30km north of Luanda. The project of the Barra do Dande Port, in Bengo Province, will be one of the biggest in the African continent.

With a view to boosting the process of improving the administration of the State, economy and life of the population. The city of this new port will include several services, including a special economic zone.

Back in 2011 the plan to build the port was put forward after the country's main port at Luanda was nearing peak capacity. Preliminary work was initiated and then suspended due to lack of public funds and a downturn in trade after the collapse of oil prices.

Last year, former president José Eduardo dos Santos approved a US$1.5 billion budget ofr the development of the project, but it was canceled by the following president​ João Lourenço. Now, the Government plans to launch an international tender for the work, and it has created a body to oversee the process.

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