A new commuter boat terminal has been launched at the Slavery Museum, some 35 kilometers south of Luanda to reduce the traffic pressure in the capital of the African country.
The inauguration ceremony on Saturday, attended by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his wife Ana Paula dos Santos at the museum in Belas Municipality, was held as part of the governments celebrations of the peace and national reconciliation day which fell on April 4. The new terminal at the Slavery Museum beside the Atlantic ocean has a floating bridge and has two boats called “Panguila” and “Mucoco” with the capacity to carry 136 people each, shuttling between the Belas municipality and Benfica district in Luanda.
The new marine service is expected to facilitate the mobility of residents of the Belas and Benfica and alleviate the traffic jam of this region all the way to the centre of Luanda city.
Luanda is one of the most crowded capitals in the world as it is home to 6.7 million people or over one third of the country’s population, most of whom fled to and later settled down in the city during decades of wars which ended in the year 2002. Enditem