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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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Boulevard du 30 Juin .

I opened this thread because works on the Boulevard aren't done yet.

Though Lights and the road are done.

But there are still Traffic lights, direction signs that have to be done, as well as Sidewalks. and replanting of trees.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:08 PM   #2
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One of the videos during expansion and rehabilitation.


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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:12 PM   #3
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Look at the driving of Congolese.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 12:06 AM   #4
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Renovated Blvd du 30 Juin with Gare Central visible under Construction



That is not good enough for pedestrian crossing, We need crossing bridges Look at the rubbish already in place after such a short time since rehabilitation and cleaning up

These people are really untidy

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Old October 25th, 2010, 09:50 AM   #5
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boulevard du 30 join

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This looks so nice. I Think the traffic lights should be put In place as well as refuse bins to be mounted on each lamp post. Could you kindly post more photos of the boulevard? The most recent ones plz
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Old October 25th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #6
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This looks so nice. I Think the traffic lights should be put In place as well as refuse bins to be mounted on each lamp post. Could you kindly post more photos of the boulevard? The most recent ones plz
Sorry brother, I don't live in Kinshasa.

They are supposed to install Traffic lights, place sidewalks, and replant trees along the boulevard (according to Roger Busimwa General manager of big public works).
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Old October 25th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #7
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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #8
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Comparing this road before and after the completion of this project really makes one wonder what the original city planners were thinking. The difference is night and day.

By the way, if you use Google Earth the most recent imagery is from June 30th, 2010. You can see some of the celebrations in Kinshasa including parade processions on this road and crowds at the People's Palace.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #9
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Comparing this road before and after the completion of this project really makes one wonder what the original city planners were thinking. The difference is night and day.
Most of the Boulevard was 2x2 and a short pace was 2x3. But the whole lenth has been make 2x4. Besides, there are plans to extend it to the easten suburb with a flyover . (2 underneath and 2 overhead )

That a big change IMO.

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By the way, if you use Google Earth the most recent imagery is from June 30th, 2010. You can see some of the celebrations in Kinshasa including parade processions on this road and crowds at the People's Palace.
Yes , the wiki image was taken on june30th.
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there's no traffic light at the zebra crossing. this road is too wide for just zebra crossing alone.
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there's no traffic light at the zebra crossing. this road is too wide for just zebra crossing alone.

Although the boulevard has been opened for traffic, for obvious reasons, the modernisation work is still on-going. They still have to install a lane divider, traffic lights, sidewalks (pavements), bus shelters, road signs and plant roadside trees.

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Although the boulevard has been opened for traffic, for obvious reasons, the modernisation work is still on-going. They still have to install a lane divider, traffic lights, sidewalks (pavements), bus shelters, road signs and plant roadside trees.
How long will this take? Five years? They have got to be kidding
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How long will this take? Five years? They have got to be kidding
It will take longer than expected and the reason is called “budgetary constraints”. The funds earmarked for the reconstruction programme ($ 6 billion) had to be revised downwards ($ 3 million) as a result of WB/IMF pressure on the government to renegotiate the Congolese-Chinese Deal. Many projects have been cancelled and those maintained are being executed at a less sustained pace than initially planned.
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How long will this take? Five years? They have got to be kidding
To me it seems everything sped up because of the 30Juin 50th anniversary celebrations.

In June the work was at an incredible pace. After the party...
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It will take longer than expected and the reason is called “budgetary constraints”. The funds earmarked for the reconstruction programme ($ 6 billion) had to be revised downwards ($ 3 million) as a result of WB/IMF pressure on the government to renegotiate the Congolese-Chinese Deal. Many projects have been cancelled and those maintained are being executed at a less sustained pace than initially planned.
Is it official that its down to $3 bln?

That wont be all, they will press buttons again, to make sure the deal is dead. What a government. wow.
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And to add to the shame, it is the World bank and IMF that ordered the DRC to withdraw their bid on the CAN 2015/2017 if they are to expect any financial help. Again, the same institutions requested the government not to subsidize the oil price anymore, hence, the steep increase of gas price this last week.
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Is it official that its down to $3 bln?

That wont be all, they will press buttons again, to make sure the deal is dead. What a government. wow.

Initially the deal amounted to $ 9 billion ($ 3 billion for the revival of the mining industry and $ 6 billion for the reconstruction of infrastructure). As the deal was reduced to $ 6 billion, only $ 3 billion remained for infrastructure.
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And to add to the shame, it is the World bank and IMF that ordered the DRC to withdraw their bid on the CAN 2015/2017 if they are to expect any financial help. Again, the same institutions requested the government not to subsidize the oil price anymore, hence, the steep increase of gas price this last week.
Debt relief comes with a price: the loss of independence and dignity. This should be a wake up call for those who still believe that mismanagement of state funds is a “benign disease” since the “International Community” will unfailingly come to our rescue.
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And to add to the shame, it is the World bank and IMF that ordered the DRC to withdraw their bid on the CAN 2015/2017 if they are to expect any financial help.
Actually that was my feeling. Not surprised though.

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Again, the same institutions requested the government not to subsidize the oil price anymore, hence, the steep increase of gas price this last week.
Whats the worst thing about this Oil prices thing is that. It was already expensive .

Worst of all. Much of this Oil is not government subsidy , its private. Now they are crushing businessmen their efforts.

We are doomed.
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