(AGI) - Luanda, Sep 12 - The equipment for the new Luanda airport will cost $ 1.3 billion, amount which is guaranteed by Chinese companies, according reported today the Angolan newspaper Mercado. The newspaper, which does not detail what type of equipment it is, states that for the concession, construction and delivery of the new equipment airport the government authorized the hiring of China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation, for 1.4 billion USD, as authorized by the President. The construction of the airport will be completed in April 2018. Located in the municipality of Icolo e Bengo, 30 kilometers from Luanda, its construction is in charge of the company China International Fund (CIF), for USD 3.8 billion. The new international airport is deployed in an area of ??1,324 hectares and will have two double runways, with the capacity of the largest commercial aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380. Two of the new airport runways and the control tower have been completed. At this point run the construction of the terminal, which the government says will receive 15 million passengers per year. The construction of the new international Luanda airport started in 2004 and its entry into service is planned until June 2017, the year that take place in Angola the third general elections in peacetime. The project is financed by Chinese funds encompassed in the open credit line by Beijing to allow the reconstruction of Angola, after the end of a period of three decades of civil war. (AGI) .