The government in Angola plans to build 204 kilometres of suburban railway lines in Luanda, the capital city, by 2030.
A representative of the Angolan Ministry of Spatial Planning said that 40 kilometres of railways should also be built until 2030 to accommodate high speed trains.
This should enable the public transport system to provide more than 5 million daily trips and 80% of the population of Luanda to have convenient access to public rail transport.
From 8 million people currently, the city’s population is expected to grow to 13 million over the next 15 years, which should increase mobility needs.
No details were revealed about the cost of the program or the means of financing. For most of the infrastructure projects announced in recent years the main contributor was China.