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Old July 9th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #21
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Looks nice
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Old July 9th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #22
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Hopefully they'll install some traffic lights as well. 8 lane roads without traffic lights are quite hazardous for crossing traffic or pedestrians.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 03:26 PM   #23
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Hopefully they'll install some traffic lights as well. 8 lane roads without traffic lights are quite hazardous for crossing traffic or pedestrians.
Somewhere in the Congo forums I found and watched an hour-long video that was mostly driving around Kinshasa, and I didn't see a single functioning traffic light.

Several important boulevards are being widened in Kinshasa:
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Here are some of the Major Boulevards and Avenues that are currently being widened.




Red Line on top , Boulevard du 30 Juin. 8 km long being widened to 2x3 and 2x4.

Red Line on South East. Lumumba Boulevard; 15 km long, from 2x2 to 2x3 and 2x4 in some areas.
I wish that the opportunity could be taken to include a Rea Vaya-type BRT system on some or all of these corridors.

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Old August 5th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #24
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an example of the type of changes that is taking place, this is a rehabilitation of a road in the North kivu province



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Old August 5th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #25
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That road is in pretty good shape, for one that's not paved. I've seen worse in Virginia! (But any road that people travel on to get somewhere, rather than driving there for the sake of driving on a dirt road through the mountains, is paved)
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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #26
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Is there a complete list of projects chinese firms are conducting in DRC?
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Old August 6th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #27
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Majevčan,

To answer your question, this map gives you an insight into the enormous challenges involved in building up the country's infrastructure. Note, the "Chinese corridor" in green is were basically all the works is taking place.

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Old August 6th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #28
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Roadworks that were to be completed as part of the Chineses contracts

-- Reconstruction of Kwango-Lufumi section on national highway No. 1 in Bandundu;
-- Reconstruction of Nsele-Lufimi section on national No. 1 in Kinshasa and Bandundu;
-- Reconstruction of Kwango-Kenge section on national highway No. 1 in Bandundu;
-- Construction of the highway Lubumbashi-Kasumbalesa, in Katanga ;
-- construction of Likasi-Kolwezi road, in Katanga ;
-- Construction of Lubumbashi-Kasumeno-Kasenga road in Katanga ;
--Construction and tarring of the road Kasindi, Beni, Bunia-Niania in Nord Kivu and Eastern Province ;
-- Construction of the road Boma-Matadi, in Bas-Congo;
-- Widening of the Highway Boma-Matadi, in Bas-Congo;
-- Rehabilitation of the road Muanda-Boma, in Bas-Congo;
-- Rehabilitation of the road Kavumu-Bukavu in Sud Kivu;
-- Reopening of the road Kalemie-Nyunzu-Kabalo-Manono-Mituaba-Likasi in Katanga;
-- Rehabilitation of the road Bukavu-Kasongo in Sud Kivu and Maniema;
-- Rehabilitation of the road Kananga-Mbujimayi-Kabinda-Kasongo in Maniema and Eastern Kasai;
-- Rehabilitation of the road Kasongo-Kindu in Maniema;
-- Reopening of the road Kisangani-Banalia-Buta Aketi-Bunduki-Bumba and Bulia-Bondo in Equateur and Eastern province;
-- Reopening of the road Akula-Gemena-Mbari and Boyabo-Zongo in Equateur;
-- Reopening of the road Lisala-Bumba in Equateur;
-- Reopening of the road Mongata-Bandundu-Nioki-Bikoro in Bandundu and Equateur;
-- Rehabilitation of the roadBatshamba-Loange River ang Bridge construction;
-- Reopening of the road Kananga-Benadibele-Lodja;
-- Rehabilitation of the road Niania-Isiro
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Old August 6th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #29
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Kaps from the Kongo sub forum recently came back from holiday in Kinshasa and came back with some recordings he has made of the Congo/Chinese roadworks.

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Here is a pic pf the completed expansion of the boulevard triomphale that was extended to a 4x4 and now meets Avenue de Liberation.

[IMG]http://i38.************/1zg3hg0.jpg[/IMG]
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A couple of videos I made, driving in Kin at night.





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Old August 8th, 2010, 03:11 AM   #30
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The road from Kinshasa to Kikwit. The road marking looks very French.
Considering the country is a former French colony, I'm not surprised.

Interesting pics. It's not often one gets to look at infrastructure from the African continent.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 06:23 AM   #31
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Considering the country is a former French colony, I'm not surprised.
It was Belgian actually.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #32
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Considering the country is a former French colony, I'm not surprised.
What is now called as "Democratic Republic", former Zaire (cap.: Kinshasa) was Belgian colony. What is now called as "Republic of Congo" (cap.: Brazzaville) was the French one.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 03:25 AM   #33
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@preme3000
thanks for the effort.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 09:36 AM   #34
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Nice developments on the roads. A highway from Kinshasa to the "Tristate area of Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda would be the most economically reward in my thoughts.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #35
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The road from Kinshasa to Kikwit. The road marking looks very French.
This road ( Route National 1.). Supervised by French Company SOGEA SATOM along side Congo's SAFRICAS and Chinese SINOHYDRO .

But your right Congo road are marked like France's.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #36
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Nice developments on the roads. A highway from Kinshasa to the "Tristate area of Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda would be the most economically reward in my thoughts.
I'd agree with Uganda, less so the other two. Especially so if the union between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania goes ahead. I firmly believe that the new union would alongside with South Africa, be one of the most affluent and prosperous nations on the continent.

If the DRC can get their act together as a neighbour they could benefit greatly from the new union via imports and exports.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 05:41 PM   #37
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The 722m (2,369 ft) long Matadi Bridge (formerly Pont Maréchal, as in Maréchal Mobutu, and now simply called Pont Matadi), over the Congo River, at the level of Matadi. It is the bridge on the Congo River closest to its mouth in the ocean, downstream from Kinshasa. It was built from 1979 to 1983. I bet none of you guys imagined such a beauty existed in Congo.

[img]http://i48.************/9j1278.jpg[/img]

Very impressive.

I didn't imagine a such bridge in RDC.
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Old September 20th, 2010, 06:30 AM   #38
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Hey, Chris, is this thread a joke?

No offence to my friends in Congo, but I don't think there is much to discuss here.
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Old September 20th, 2010, 11:44 AM   #39
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If you feel that is the case, would it not have been better for you to ignore the thread?
Chris deemed it fit to open a thread so either support it or stay out please, every nation has to start from somewhere.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 03:57 AM   #40
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Very impressive.

I didn't imagine a such bridge in RDC.
A new one is being built (i think its completed by now), it will be 2x2, in the not far from this one. But wont be a beauty like this one.


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