BMI View: Lower oil prices have seen a significant downgrade in Angola's construction sector real growth forecasts. Lower government revenues, macroeconomic headwinds and less capital expenditure in the oil sector will see opportunities reduce significantly in scope . The country has cut a significant amount from the budget and is reviewing all road construction. Longer - term fundamentals are more robust and the 2013-2017 National Development Plan offers some upside .
As crude prices have collapsed Angola has been forced to reach out to the World Bank to borrow at least USD1bn in loans. Against this backdrop, continued investment from China, Brazil and Portugal will be crucial to support infrastructure projects. The former two, in particular, have provided significant levels of funding to support investments through state-owned development banks.
Weaknesses in the business environment that had previously been masked by strong oil revenues are now creating difficulties for President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been forced to slash USD14bn from his budget.
Key Trends And Developments
The Chinese Development Bank has already agreed to a USD2bn loan which will fund expansion of the country's refining capacity and Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos visited Beijing in June 2015 to attract further Chinese infrastructure investment.
A major electricity expansion programme is under way, intending to increase the country's power production capacity from the current 1,800 megawatts (MW) to 9,000MW by 2025. Projects under this programme have been moving forward. It is hoped the largest of these projects, the Lauca hydropower plant, will come online in 2017 (for the initial 400MW), after the engineering consultancy contract was awarded.
The Finance Ministry announced plans to launch the country's first eurobond, which will seek to raise between USD1.5-2bn. While we have noted the attractiveness of eurobonds has lessened as a means to raise...
The Angola Infrastructure Report features BMI Research's market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.
BMI's Angola Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Angolan infrastructure and construction industry.
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