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Chinese-built Benguela Railway handed over to Angola

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Added On October 6, 2019

This week, the Chinese-built Benguela Railway has been officially handed over to the African country of Angola.
 
Economy Report has more.
 
The railway was built by the China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corporation, or CR20. And it was officially handed over to Angola in the country's port city of Lobito on Thursday.
 
The 1,344-km railway runs through Angola, from the west atlantic port city of Lobito, eastward through a number of important cities, and reaches the border city of Luao, bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
 
The total investment in the railway was about 1.83 billion U.S. dollars. It was contracted by the CR20 for design, procurement and construction with Chinese standards. 
 
During the construction, the CR20 created more than 25,000 jobs for locals, and trained more than 5,000 technicians, including drivers, line workers, and communication and signal technicians.
 
The Chairman of the Benguela Railway company said the official handover of the railway marked the beginning of a new era, with more cooperation projects between the two countries.