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Luanda, 11/02 – Angolan prime minister’s assistant minister, Aguinaldo Jaime, Wednesday in Luanda, voiced the optimism that the stadiums for the African Football Cup of Nations (CAN2010) will be ready in due time.
He expressed this judging from what he called the technical capacity of each and every contractors that were awarded the works and their proven performance in the civil construction market.
"I believe that we will once again be at the height of this great challenge and honour the name of Angola, of its government, its people and sportsmen, so that we have an African championship that stands as an example to all countries of the continent”, he stressed.
The premier’s aide was speaking to journalists after the signing of contracts between the Finance Ministry and the builders.
He admitted the four stadiums for the CAN2010 will be built within a “very tight timing”.
According to him, the experience gathered from other countries show that such events have been planned in a minimum anticipation of five to eight years, but Angola is doing it in a record timing.
Even though, the official said he is sure the infrastructures that will be built in the provinces of Luanda (50,000 spectators), Benguela (35,000), Huíla (35,000) and Cabinda (25,000), will be ready until October 2009, as established by the African Confederation of Football (CAF).
His conviction in the timely completion of the stadiums rests in Angola’s recent experience with the organisation of the African Basketball Championship (Afrobasket/2007) in August, when there was also scepticism about the conclusion of the four pavilions in due time.
The Luanda stadium will be built in the capital city’s outskirts of Viana by a consortium comprising the firms Urbinvest, Arup Sport-Ar, and Mário Sua Kay Arquitecto, China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation (CEIEC).
This group will also be in charge of Benguela stadium at Taka compound. Huíla’s, will be constructed at Tchiokeb area, by Arquidesign, Cogedir, Somague, Engenharia Angola and Mota Engil, while that of Cabinda will be carried out by the firms Coreangol -Engenharia & Construção.
El estadio del Lubango será construido para albergar los juegos del CAN2010. Tiene una cobertura metálica de 110m de rayo soportada por un conjunto de 2 arcos de 220m de van.
El estadio tiene 6 pisos y un sótano. La estructura del estadio es constituida por pórticos en betão armado que soportan los pisos y las cámaras, que son elementos pre-fabricados.