Egyptian delegation learns about DRC infrastructure projects


Kinshasa, October 10th, 2021 (CPA), – The Minister of State in charge of Infrastructure and Public Works (ITP), Alexis Gisaro Muvunyi, exchanged views on Friday in Kinshasa, with Hamdy Shaabam, Ambassador of Egypt to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which led a delegation from the Arab Contractor, came to learn about road projects in the DRC, learned the CPA on Saturday from the ITP ministry. This fact-finding visit is part of the appeal launched by the President of the Republic, Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, to Egyptian entrepreneurs, during his last visit to Egypt, during which several cooperation agreements had been signed between the two countries in the areas of infrastructure, energy and water treatment. Discussions between the Minister of State for ITP and his hosts focused on several projects underway and under study, in particular the development of the toll road that connects the city of Mbuji-Mayi, the capital of the province. from Kasaï-Oriental, to that of Kananga in the province of Kasaï-Central, 185 (one hundred and eighty-five) km long; the Kamwesha-Kananga road on the national road No. 1, connecting the eastern part by Sakania in the province of Haut Katanga and Moanda in the province of Kongo central as well as the construction of Kitoko, an extension of the capital Kinshasa. After the exchange of views with the Egyptian delegation, Minister of State Gisaro praised the quality of their meeting. « I welcome the bilateral cooperation between our two States which, on the ground, is already having a positive impact on the socio-economic level, » he said. As a reminder, the Arab Contractor company had, under the last regime, won the contract for the construction of a road section on the national road no. 1 with satisfaction, within the framework of the five construction sites of the Republic.

ACGT presents the Rocades city of Kinshasa project to Turkish investors

In addition, the Ministry of ITP, through the Congolese Agency for Large Works (ACGT), during a discussion dinner on Wednesday October 6th in Kinshasa, presented to a delegation of Turkish investors, the project  » Ring road of the city of Kinshasa ”initiated as part of the modernization of the city of Kinshasa, for financing in BOT mode (build, operate and retrocede).

The Rocade project in the city of Kinshasa consists of building road infrastructure creating a peripheral belt around the city, with a view to increasing the flow of traffic in the city and the economic development of peripheral areas. It targets 3 (three) ring roads all around the city of Kinshasa, namely the North East Ring Road which will connect the Socimat Roundabout to N’Djili international airport, 20 (twenty) km long. The second Rocade will cover the south-eastern part, connecting N’Djili international airport in the commune of N’Sele, to the Mitendi district in the commune of Mont-Ngafula, over a length of 40 (forty) km and the third will have to cover the south-west part by connecting the Mitendi district to that of Pompage, over a length of 20 (twenty) km in the town of Mont-Ngafula. The peripheral road construction project was initiated under the Chinese contract signed in 2008 between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Chinese consortium in exchange for the exploitation of minerals. The said project did not experience any physical execution. However, exploration of the route of the ring road between the so-called Socimat square and N’Djili international airport had been carried out,