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Angola Set a New Standard For Infrastructure Contracting With the Lobito Corridor Concession (Which China Lost)

Angola's colonial-era railway linking the copper and cobalt belts in Zambia and the DRC to the Atlantic port of Lobito is set to get a major upgrade.

Angola’s Ministry of Transport is receiving high praise for the way it handled the bidding for the $333 million concession to re-build and operate the colonial-era Lobito Corridor railway that connects the copper and cobalt belts in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the Atlantic port of Lobito.

In sharp contrast to the Standard Gauge Railway tender in Kenya where only one feasibility study was submitted (by the Chinese contractor who built the railway) and there was no open competitive bidding process, Angola’s process was thorough, open and competitive.

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