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Old December 25th, 2010, 11:44 PM   #121
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Old December 25th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #122
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Old December 25th, 2010, 11:51 PM   #123
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Old December 25th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #124
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Old December 26th, 2010, 04:30 AM   #125
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I was thinking Avenue du Tourism will be 2 x 2. Anywho, not bad.

But whats in the name didn't they clean the sides,cover the drains and place proper side walks to prevent sand from invading the road and making it dirty?

I mean, don't they have a little money to hire 20-30 youngmen to built sidewalks? Pthetic

Dirty and unorganized. So low class.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 09:30 AM   #126
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Judging by the quality of the roads above, one has to acknowledge that the infrastructure modernization programme initiated by Joseph Kabila is slowly bearing fruit. Upon completion, the roads currently under construction will radically change the face of Kinshasa. The only snag is the incompetence of the city authorities who are incapable – I even suspect unwilling – to ensure road maintenance. Joblessness among Kinshasa’s youth is at a record high, which has become the main cause of criminality in the city. Why not offer them menial jobs in road cleaning?
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Old December 26th, 2010, 01:16 PM   #127
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Your right. The city authority is what i'm calling pathetic. these roads being modernized. should provide maintenance jobs (keeping them clean, covering drains, keeping lights on, building sidewalks, Parking enforcements etc...)

Kinshasa as big city and a capital , has it all for self providing funds to create jobs. Yes indeed, the incompetence is what's creating a large number of youth to turn to Kuluna (hooliganism).
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Old December 28th, 2010, 02:32 PM   #128
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Is there a standard for road equipment and markings? I ask because on the pics earlier in this tread I see everything; old Belgian markings, French markings, Chinese markings, ...
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Old December 29th, 2010, 08:52 PM   #129
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Is there a standard for road equipment and markings? I ask because on the pics earlier in this tread I see everything; old Belgian markings, French markings, Chinese markings, ...
This is a very interesting question; I have never given much thought to it. Could you elaborate on the difference between the different sorts of road markings you are pointing to?
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Old December 29th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #130
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Is there a standard for road equipment and markings? I ask because on the pics earlier in this tread I see everything; old Belgian markings, French markings, Chinese markings, ...
Belgian markings are to the road system left by Belgians . in Zaire time of the 1970s, only Belgian system of marking was known.And its still the same being used by Congolese companies .

Now France's Sogea Satom which has been the Supervisor of the work being done by between Kinshasa-Kikwit's 500 kms. Is using France markings.

China which is working on certain roads, is using it markings.

Thats the government we have. blind than a blind person. they don't know what they're doing.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 03:37 AM   #131
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Kinshasa, Avenue du Tourism. 2010.









Here is the video of the Tourisme road. Great job even though it is only a 1x1. I guess making it a 2x2 would have been a more difficult task. Unfortunately, maintenance is still an issue as mentioned in this video.

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Old January 9th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #133
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If you want to cure a disease, you need to diagnose it first. As far as Kinshasa's road maintenance woes are concerned, the evildoer is called André Kimbuta Yango (and his provincial government). It is up to the Kinois to find democratic ways and means to rid themselves of this failure incarnated.

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Old January 10th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #134
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Nice to see pockets of progression being made, good roads quality being constructed. Hopefully the driving culture will also change over time, everyone in DRC thinks they are Michael Schumacher for some reason, always speeding and always in a rush according to a relative that just came back from holiday
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Nice to see pockets of progression being made, good roads quality being constructed. Hopefully the driving culture will also change over time, everyone in DRC thinks they are Michael Schumacher for some reason, always speeding and always in a rush according to a relative that just came back from holiday

: very funny that you say that. become i think the same think about myself: with California's super highways. i used to speed race with other Congolese and Africans. they gave me the name Ferrarri.

But now in Texas, i no longer do that. its patheric.

Kinshasa will all those cars around? Those Boulevards will be their cemeteries and their cars coffins. They need to do to Goma . Congolese here drive responsibly.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #136
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Apparently, this highway (40km) has also been rehabilitated; it will be connected to the “new” boulevard Lumumba and its role in the economic development of Kinshasa is not negligible. It is part of a major axis: N’Sele and Maluku industrial zones, N’Djili Airport, Cité du Fleuve (avenue des Poids lourds) and the CBD (boulevard du 30 Juin) in Gombe. Good job.

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Old January 10th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #137
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So far so good!!!!!!

The country-side is wow.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #138
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Really encouraging...

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So far so good!!!!!!

The country-side is wow.
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Old January 11th, 2011, 08:15 AM   #139
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Apparently, this highway (40km) has also been rehabilitated; it will be connected to the “new” boulevard Lumumba and its role in the economic development of Kinshasa is not negligible. It is part of a major axis: N’Sele and Maluku industrial zones, N’Djili Airport, Cité du Fleuve (avenue des Poids lourds) and the CBD (boulevard du 30 Juin) in Gombe. Good job.
2 more like this one . Maluku and N'sele industries must be awakened. They need to transform 5,000 km2 into megga farms ( Cotton for Textile, Corn , veggies, fruits and Pomme de terre, Rice).50,000 hetares each. done.


Anywho. This highway needs to go alllllll the way to Bukavu and Goma. (Through Kikwit, Tshikapa, Kananga, Mbuji-Mayi, Kindu ).
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Anywho. This highway needs to go alllllll the way to Bukavu and Goma. (Through Kikwit, Tshikapa, Kananga, Mbuji-Mayi, Kindu ).
That's my dream too...
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