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Old November 24th, 2018, 03:55 PM   #221
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Contrary to South Africa, Rhodesia and Angola, Belgian Congo was not a settlement colony, which means that only a very limited number of Belgian citizens settled in Congo. Most of them were missionaries, civil servants and private sector executives. Belgium did not allow common people to settle in Congo.
The infrastructure built by the colonial state served both the Belgians and the Congolese. Despite the repressive nature of the colonial state, our parents and grandparents used better roads, went to better schools and were treated in better health facilities than we do today...
We all hope for a better future but unfortunately, there seems to be a pervasive mentality within the ruling elite that rejects any idea of progress.
It's been reported that Belgian colonial infrastructure skeleton was more designed to take things/ressources out as soon as possible rather than striving to connect provinces to one another....

Regarding the issue of settlement long term, what is your opinion on Katanga..? Where there was a vice governor general also appointed by the Belgian King? Some say Belgian intended to keep Katanga long term.....
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DRC: USD 78 million from ADB to finance major works in Kwilu



The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Office des Routes (OR) have signed a financing contract for the rehabilitation of the national road number 1, in its section linking Kinshasa and Bashamba, in the province of Kwilu.

This funding of US $ 78 million will be used not only for the rehabilitation of this road but also for the construction of schools, hospitals and bridges.

Herman Mutima Sakrini, director general of the Office des Routes, suggested that this rehabilitation is a relief for the residents of this part of the province who are having difficulties because of this state of the road.

It should be noted that the National Highway No. 1 is the backbone of the economy of the Democratic Republic of Congo, because it crosses the western provinces, namely the central Kongo, the city of Kinshasa, the Kwango, Kwilu and the Eastern provinces, including Kasai Central, Kasai Occidental, Kasai, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami, Haut-Lomami, Tanganyika, Lualaba and Haut-Katanga, are more 3,300 km.

As a reminder, the AfDB had financed the reconstruction of the N'sele-Lufimi and Kwango- Kenge Bridge sections almost ten years ago. This financial institution of development had also financed the feasibility studies so that this national could be rehabilitated until Mbuji-Mayi, in the province of Kasaï-Oriental.

The Batshiamba-Tshikapa sections have just been rebuilt with funding from several donors, including the European Union, the World Bank and the AfDB.

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RDC : 78 millions USD de la BAD pour financer des grands travaux dans le Kwilu

La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et l’Office des Routes (OR) ont signé un contrat de financement pour la réhabilitation de la route nationale numéro 1, dans son tronçon qui relie Kinshasa et Bashamba, dans la province du Kwilu.

Ce financement de 78 millions de dollars américains servira, non seulement à la réhabilitation de cette chaussée, mais également à la construction des
écoles, hôpitaux et ponts.

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https://zoom-eco.net/developpement/r...dans-le-kwilu/
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Inauguration of a new bridge on the Gemena-Zongo road. South Ubangi Province.





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Old December 4th, 2018, 10:23 AM   #224
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To be fair, if Belgium had wanted the independent DRC to succeed it would have taken different actions after the independance and it would have actively supported DRC in its transition. Instead of this we had Lumumba murdered and Mobutu supported for 30 years. At the end a prosperous independent DRC in good terms with Belgium would have been better for Belgium itself, Africa and Europe. That was a tragical miscalculation by Belgium and co. not to better assist DRC and give it the means to succeed.
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Old April 20th, 2019, 12:19 AM   #225
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The rehabilitation works (asphalting) of the Boma-Moanda road on the national road n • 1.
110Km, 60 days of works executed by the Office des Routes.





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Le Président Félix Tshisekedi lance de la construction de la route Boma-Muanda

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Old April 25th, 2019, 07:08 PM   #227
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Est-ce que un plan avait été publié pour la nouvelle route qu'ils voulaient construirent pour arriver à l'aèroport ?
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Est-ce que un plan avait été publié pour la nouvelle route qu'ils voulaient construirent pour arriver à l'aèroport ?
L’autoroute de l’aéroport n’entre pas dans le cadre du programme de 100 jours qui est un programme d’urgence. Le budget de ce programme ne couvrirait pas le financement du projet autoroute. Selon l’Acgt, le financement sera privé sous le régime BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer). Mais manifestement, aucune compagnie privée n’a manifesté de l’intérêt pour ce projet. Le prochain gouvernement aura à décider entre l’autofinancement et l’appel à des partenaires multilatéraux et bilatéraux comme la Banque africaine de développement, la Chine, etc. pour construire l’autoroute en question, si le projet est maintenu...
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Je comprends mais depuis qu'ils avaient parler de construire cette route, est-ce que un plan avait été publié ou pas de la route en question?
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Je comprends mais depuis qu'ils avaient parler de construire cette route, est-ce que un plan avait été publié ou pas de la route en question?
A ma connaissance, aucun plan ni aucune maquette n’ont été rendus publics à ce jour. Ceci laisse planer le doute quant au sérieux du projet…
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Old April 26th, 2019, 08:54 PM   #231
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This is no different than what his boss was doing. You're just wake up and you decide to go do 10 kilometers over here over there. A president with no program no planning whatsoever. LOL
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Old June 2nd, 2019, 07:04 PM   #232
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DRC: AfDB assesses contribution to rehabilitation of RN1

Kinshasa, June 1, 2019 (ACP) .- The African Development Bank (AfDB) has, in the last six years, lined up four US $ 304.7 million worth of financing to rehabilitate and asphalt entire sections of National Highway No. 1, says a statement from this financial institution received Saturday at the CPA.

According to this statement, this funding aims to open up important agricultural and mining areas in a country almost as vast as Mali and Niger combined. It also aims at ensuring the junction with neighboring Rwanda and Burundi.

In this context 236, 59 km of sections of road have been fully asphalted and 133 km under construction, the statement said. "Since 2013, large machines have been mobilized for rehabilitation or construction work, particularly on the sections leading from Loange to Pont Lovua (63 km), from Pont Lovua to Tshikapa (56 km with a 160 meter linear bridge thrown on the Kasai River) and from Tshikapa to Kamuesha (87 km), "the statement said.

The rehabilitation of these three sections of the National No. 1, 3,130 km long, the contribution of the African Development Bank amounts to 226.7 million US dollars.

The obtained results

The development of three key segments mentioned above contributed to the opening up of the province of Kasaï by connecting it to the city of Kinshasa province via Kwuilu province.

It also shortened the travel time of transport vehicles in the eight-hour zone in 2013 to one hour in 2018, a significant gain of seven hours, not to mention 2,000 jobs, of which 20% were occupied by women, were created between 2013 and 2018.

The rehabilitation of the Tshikapa-Kamuesha section under construction, will now allow the crossing of the city of Tshikapa, localities such as Kakumba and Kamuesha.

The works will also allow the rehabilitation of 418 km of agricultural feeder roads and basic marketing infrastructure as well as the drilling of water boreholes with the development of standpipes and the rehabilitation of schools in the area of ​​influence of the project where lives an estimated population of 1.7 million, mostly women.

*One of the objectives of the project is to curb the mass exodus of young people to mining for the benefit of agricultural activities in their places of origin, the statement said.

A permanent commitment

The ambition of the African Development Bank is to support the total rehabilitation of RN1. As if to show its determination, it will sign a financing agreement between June and July 2019 with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This financing agreement, estimated at US $ 78 million, is intended for the rehabilitation of the section linking Kinshasa to Batshamba, in Kwilu province, in order to improve the quality of service on this section.

The road will be repaired, sanitation facilities will be rehabilitated, some schools and integrated health centers will be rehabilitated and two detailed studies of the RN17 and Kasumbalesa dry port will be carried out.

The Bank, we note, has already financed, ten years ago, the reconstruction of the road sections between N'Sele and Lufimi, as well as the Kwango-Kenge bridge. The Bank also financed feasibility studies for the Tshikapa - Mbuji Mayi section of RN1, serving Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasaï Occidental.

The National No. 1 is a backbone of the economy of the DRC and main structural axis of the road transport system in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the National Highway No. 1 (RN1) is the subject of progressive rehabilitation works under financing of financial partners (World Bank, European Union and African Development Bank).

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Kinshasa, 1er juin 2019 (ACP).- La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a aligné, au cours de six dernières années, quatre financements d’un montant de 304,7 millions de dollars américains pour réhabiliter et bitumer des tronçons entiers de la route nationale no1, indique un communiqué de cette institution financière reçu samedi à l’ACP.

Selon ce communiqué, ce financement vise à désenclaver d’importantes zones agricoles et minières dans un pays presque aussi vaste que le Mali et le Niger réunis. Il vise également à assurer la jonction avec le Rwanda et le Burundi voisins.

Dans ce cadre 236, 59 km de sections de route ont été entièrement bitumés et 133 km en cours de travaux, précise le communiqué. «Depuis 2013, de gros engins ont été mobilisés pour des travaux de réhabilitation ou de construction, notamment sur les segments menant de Loange à Pont Lovua (63 kms), de Pont Lovua à Tshikapa (56 kms avec un pont de 160 mètres linéaires jeté sur la rivière Kasaï) et de Tshikapa à Kamuesha (87 kms)», soutient le communiqué.

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DRC: AfDB assesses contribution to rehabilitation of RN1

Kinshasa, June 1, 2019 (ACP) .- The African Development Bank (AfDB) has, in the last six years, lined up four US $ 304.7 million worth of financing to rehabilitate and asphalt entire sections of National Highway No. 1, says a statement from this financial institution received Saturday at the CPA.

According to this statement, this funding aims to open up important agricultural and mining areas in a country almost as vast as Mali and Niger combined. It also aims at ensuring the junction with neighboring Rwanda and Burundi.

In this context 236, 59 km of sections of road have been fully asphalted and 133 km under construction, the statement said. "Since 2013, large machines have been mobilized for rehabilitation or construction work, particularly on the sections leading from Loange to Pont Lovua (63 km), from Pont Lovua to Tshikapa (56 km with a 160 meter linear bridge thrown on the Kasai River) and from Tshikapa to Kamuesha (87 km), "the statement said.

The rehabilitation of these three sections of the National No. 1, 3,130 km long, the contribution of the African Development Bank amounts to 226.7 million US dollars.

The obtained results

The development of three key segments mentioned above contributed to the opening up of the province of Kasaï by connecting it to the city of Kinshasa province via Kwuilu province.

It also shortened the travel time of transport vehicles in the eight-hour zone in 2013 to one hour in 2018, a significant gain of seven hours, not to mention 2,000 jobs, of which 20% were occupied by women, were created between 2013 and 2018.

The rehabilitation of the Tshikapa-Kamuesha section under construction, will now allow the crossing of the city of Tshikapa, localities such as Kakumba and Kamuesha.

The works will also allow the rehabilitation of 418 km of agricultural feeder roads and basic marketing infrastructure as well as the drilling of water boreholes with the development of standpipes and the rehabilitation of schools in the area of ​​influence of the project where lives an estimated population of 1.7 million, mostly women.

*One of the objectives of the project is to curb the mass exodus of young people to mining for the benefit of agricultural activities in their places of origin, the statement said.

A permanent commitment

The ambition of the African Development Bank is to support the total rehabilitation of RN1. As if to show its determination, it will sign a financing agreement between June and July 2019 with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This financing agreement, estimated at US $ 78 million, is intended for the rehabilitation of the section linking Kinshasa to Batshamba, in Kwilu province, in order to improve the quality of service on this section.

The road will be repaired, sanitation facilities will be rehabilitated, some schools and integrated health centers will be rehabilitated and two detailed studies of the RN17 and Kasumbalesa dry port will be carried out.

The Bank, we note, has already financed, ten years ago, the reconstruction of the road sections between N'Sele and Lufimi, as well as the Kwango-Kenge bridge. The Bank also financed feasibility studies for the Tshikapa - Mbuji Mayi section of RN1, serving Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasaï Occidental.

The National No. 1 is a backbone of the economy of the DRC and main structural axis of the road transport system in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the National Highway No. 1 (RN1) is the subject of progressive rehabilitation works under financing of financial partners (World Bank, European Union and African Development Bank).



http://acpcongo.com/rdc-la-bad-evalu...ion-de-la-rn1/
The ADB’s contribution to infrastructure building in the DRC is critical given the parlous state of public finance and the lack of a rational development policy. However, unless the DRC adopts a long-term road maintenance plan, all these efforts are doomed to fail.
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The ADB’s contribution to infrastructure building in the DRC is critical given the parlous state of public finance and the lack of a rational development policy. However, unless the DRC adopts a long-term road maintenance plan, all these efforts are doomed to fail.
They had set up "brigades" of road maintenance and also road building in the Joka era with financing not following through...Just requiring a little discipline to follow thru those old initiatives...

Economic growth is imperative to fill state coffers in order to finance these initiatives...
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DRC 100days construction of asphalt road between Tshikapa and Kananga. Step 1: Tshikapa - Kamwesha (87km). The population of 2 Kasai says thank you to









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Western Kasai Province: WORKS ROAD KALAMBA MBUJI CONNECTING KANANGA TO ANGOLA

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Kalemie: construction of the new Rougumba Bridge (9 powders bridge). The Province is moving towards development under the leadership of the Governor









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Construction of Permanent Highway Linking the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project to Kolwezi Airport Approximately 25% Complete

New road infrastructure will provide Kamoa-Kakula with important new transportation connections for shipping construction materials and copper concentrates

Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo--(Newsfile Corp. - June 24, 2019) - Robert Friedland and Yufeng "Miles" Sun, Co-Chairmen of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) (OTCQX: IVPAF), announced today that with the onset of the dry season in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), construction of the new highway directly linking the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project to the Kolwezi airport, located southeast of the city of Kolwezi, is progressing rapidly.

The new 34-kilometre, east-west road is approximately 25% complete and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2019. When complete, the road will significantly improve Kamoa-Kakula's transportation corridor that is being used to bring in mining equipment and construction materials, and that will be used to transport copper concentrates. The new road also will improve the safety and commuting time for employees between Kamoa-Kakula and Kolwezi and Lubumbashi, as well as for mine visitors arriving at the Kolwezi airport. See Figure 1 for details.

The new road will provide Kamoa-Kakula with a direct, high-quality connection to the national road between Kolwezi and Lubumbashi, and to a proposed, new south-bound provincial road that will connect to Lumwana, Zambia and the Zambian rail system, via a planned new border crossing. This proposed heavy-haul route to Zambia would significantly streamline truck freight to and from Kamoa-Kakula.

The Kamoa-Kakula joint venture is constructing 19 kilometres of the new provincial road (red line in Figure 1), while the Lualaba provincial government is constructing the remaining 15 kilometres (light blue line in Figure 1) under a toll concession agreement with a DRC-based contracting company. The toll road also will include a new north-bound, nine-kilometre section of road (yellow line in Figure 1) connecting all the mines on the western side of Kolwezi to the new provincial road.

A separate eight-kilometre, private mine access road also is being constructed by the Kamoa-Kakula joint venture at Kamoa-Kakula to safely by-pass the villages of Israel and Kaponda (green line in Figure 1). This road also is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2019 and will connect the Kakula Mine directly to the new 34-kilometre provincial road. The private mine road also will be available for transporting ore mined elsewhere on the Kamoa-Kakula Project to the Kakula concentrator for processing.

Figure 1: Map showing roads linking Kamoa-Kakula to Kolwezi airport, Lubumbashi, Luau (Angola), and the proposed road to Zambia.



Figure 2: Regional railway and road system linking DRC mines with Angola's Atlantic port of Lobito, and ports in South Africa and Tanzania.



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