Zaire: Soyo Naval Base ensures maritime, river security – governor

The recently re-inaugurated Naval Base located in Soyo municipality, northern Zaire province, will boost the security on the province’s sea and river coast, said the local governor Adriano Mendes de Carvalho on Monday.

He believes that the infrastructure will bolster the fight against fuel smuggling, illegal immigration and fishing, as well as tax evasion and others evils in the region.

The Naval Base of the Northern Region of the Angolan Navy (MGA) was reopened by the President João Lourenço, after expansion and modernisation works.

The ceremony took place head of the 47th anniversary of the creation of the Angolan Navy (MGA), celebrated on July 10.

In his speech, Adriano Mendes de Carvalho highlighted the efforts of the Angolan Executive to provide greater consistency, dignity, security and protection to the strategic and economic goals installed in the northern region of the country.

He recognised, on the other hand, the commitment of the State’s central structures to development of the province of Zaire, having highlighted the implementation of many structuring projects in the region in different fields.

Soyo Naval Base is a support unit for the North Naval Region, which, in addition to Zaire, includes the provinces of Luanda, Bengo and Cabinda

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)