Launching of construction and modernization works on the Kasindi-Beni-Butembo road in North Kivu

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Beni, December 05th, 2021 (CPA) .- The Minister of State for Infrastructure and Public Works (ITP), Alexis Gisaro and his Ugandan counterpart Katumba Wamala, launched at the end of the week, the construction and asphalting works of the Kasindi-Beni road axes -Butembo in the province of North Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For the Congolese Minister of ITP, this paving project for the National Road No. 4 (RN4) reflects the result of bilateral relations between the two countries which are focused on a united partnership through the will of their Heads of State including Félix- Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to pacify the great lake region and facilitate trade transactions between the two countries. He said the project has a duration of two years and will be carried out by the company Dott Services Limited based in Uganda. The works will go from Kasindi-Beni-Butembo then Bunagana-Rutsuru to Goma, a 224 km long journey. The first phase of this project, which will be built in clay, will be financed at 20% by the DRC, 20% by Uganda and the other 60% will come from the company Dott Services Limited. Minister Gisaro called on the population of Beni, in particular and that of the DRC in general, to take ownership of this project which will contribute to the integral development of the east of the country. The Ugandan Minister of Public Works welcomed the progress in cooperation between these two states, before warning that weighbridges or scales will be placed at each road toll barrier to control overloads and unconventional excess likely to deteriorate the road. road that will be built. The symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony by the Congolese minister of ITP who was accompanied by the provincial governor of North Kivu, General Constant Ndima took place in the presence of several other authorities and notables from the region.