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Old May 31st, 2018, 02:35 PM   #121
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Patient Sayiba Tambwe, General Manager pf OGEFREM, speech on the inauguration today in Kasumbalesa:



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The Kasumbalesa Dry Port will be linked to almost every SADC Maritime Port :



They said they will build a Pipeline ( Kasumbalese -> Kolwezi -> Likasi -> Lubumbashi) and The National Road 1 will become a Highway:



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The Kasumbalesa Dry Port will be linked to almost every SADC Maritime Port :



They said they will build a Pipeline ( Kasumbalese -> Kolwezi -> Likasi -> Lubumbashi) and The National Road 1 will become a Highway:



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Looks nice. But we have heard these kind of promisses before. We will wait and see what comes out of this
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Old June 1st, 2018, 09:10 PM   #126
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Looks nice. But we have heard these kind of promisses before. We will wait and see what comes out of this
It all depends on who's financing it....If it's financed by COMESA bank, then it will happen...

If it's financed by the Congolese government, then it won't happen...
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Old June 1st, 2018, 09:22 PM   #127
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It all depends on who's financing it....If it's financed by COMESA bank, then it will happen...

If it's financed by the Congolese government, then it won't happen...
The South African Company is participating with 51 %
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This is Kasumbalesa Border Today video taken in 2018:



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Old June 3rd, 2018, 08:13 PM   #129
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Renders Dry port of KASUMBALESA



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The Kasumbalesa Dry Port Project

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Old June 15th, 2018, 11:51 AM   #131
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DRC builds a port on the border with Zambia to streamline trade

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ADB grants US $ 121.4 million to rehabilitate three DRC airports



Airport infrastructures in Kindu, Kisangani and Mbuji-Mayi will be rehabilitated with funding from the African Development Bank. A total of US $ 121.4 million will be disbursed, as grants, through the African Development Fund (ADF) and the other through the Transitional Support Facility (TAF) under Phase II of the African Development Fund (ADF). Priority Air Safety Project (PPSA). This project aims to develop an integrated transport network capable of linking all the economic poles of the country.

"This project should contribute to the sustainable improvement of air transport in the DRC, making it safe and reliable, and thus strengthen its role in opening up the country's interior and exterior," said Ousmane Doré, Director General of the Bank for Africa. central in a statement sign this Thursday, October 25.

This money will also enable the acquisition of air navigation equipment, the capacity building of the technical staff of the Civil Aviation Authority and the Air Transport Authority, as well as the accession of the DRC to the Single Market. air transport in Africa (MUTAA).

Phase I of the Priority Air Safety Project was launched in 2010. Thanks to a donation of US $ 145.5 million, it enabled the purchase of air navigation equipment, the upgrading of the airport infrastructure of the three main airports of the DRC - Kinshasa-Ndjili, Lubumbashi and Kisangani (for phase I).

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Les infrastructures aéroportuaires de Kindu, de Kisangani et celles Mbuji-Mayi seront réhabilitées grâce au financement de Banque africaine de développement. Un montant total de 121,4 millions de dollars américains seront débloqués, comme dons, via les Fonds africain de développement (FAD) et l’autre via la Facilité d’appui à la transition (FAT) dans le cadre du la phase II du Projet prioritaire de sécurité aérienne (PPSA). Ce projet vise à développer un réseau intégré de transports, capable de relier tous les pôles économiques du pays.

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Soon the government will announce that this rehabilitation project will be financed through the IDEF (go-pass) tax, ignoring ADB's contribution. It is tragic that such a potentially rich country is unable to finance the most basic infrastructure project and fully rely on outside partners to do its job.
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Soon the government will announce that this rehabilitation project will be financed through the IDEF (go-pass) tax, ignoring ADB's contribution. It is tragic that such a potentially rich country is unable to finance the most basic infrastructure project and fully rely on outside partners to do its job.





Let's be realistic a bit.....Borrowing at this stage of development is perfectly ok....


Let's not forget Belgium had to borrow in order to build up Belgian Congo colony....


Even China had to borrow during the late 70s to rebuild their the country. But today China is lending to others...Dr Congo could do the same in the future once all its economic sectors are up and running....be able to finance its own projects while lending to other countries...
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Let's be realistic a bit.....Borrowing at this stage of development is perfectly ok....


Let's not forget Belgium had to borrow in order to build up Belgian Congo colony....


Even China had to borrow during the late 70s to rebuild their the country. But today China is lending to others...Dr Congo could do the same in the future once all its economic sectors are up and running....be able to finance its own projects while lending to other countries...
Borrowing is perfectly OK...I did not pretend the contrary...What I am castigating is the government's ineptitude to launch or finance any infrastructure project at all, be it through borrowing or otherwise. Any functioning government has an investment budget, however small it is, and the budget is meant to be used. The above project (phase II), conceived by RVA, will be financed through a grant from the ADB. The phase I was also financed through an ADB grant but the DRC pretended that it was financed through the IDEF (go-pass) tax...
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Borrowing is perfectly OK...I did not pretend the contrary...What I am castigating is the government's ineptitude to launch or finance any infrastructure project at all, be it through borrowing or otherwise. Any functioning government has an investment budget, however small it is, and the budget is meant to be used. The above project (phase II), conceived by RVA, will be financed through a grant from the ADB. The phase I was also financed through an ADB grant but the DRC pretended that it was financed through the IDEF (go-pass) tax...
True......i read somewhere that the IDEF funds were supposed to act as a guarantor for any loans on behalf of the central government ......but this funding is actually a grant....! Confusing...

But one thing we have get out of the way is DR CONGO is actually considered as a POOR country considering of the wealth that actually make it to state coffers as opposed to potential wealth the country has.

It's much better to see things in the actual rather than the potential for a better assessment....foreign media is also guilty of this
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The volume of goods landed at the port of Matadi at the end of July 2018 valued at 707.734 tm

Kinshasa, December 19th. 2018 (ACP) - The Central Bank of Congo in its monthly bulletin of October 2018 on the production of economic statistics indicated the volume of goods landed at the port of Matadi in central Kongo province at the end of July 2018 is evaluated to 707,734 metric tons against 672,665 metric tons for the same period in 2017. Annual imports were 1,216,186 metric tons

Exports during the same period were 130,523 metric tons in 2018 compared with 118,186 metric tons in 2017. For the last fiscal year, annual exports were 219,059 metric tons.

In view of the import-versus-export data, it emerges that the Democratic Republic of the Congo imports more than it exports. This situation results in the wasting of the currency needed for investment and the depreciation of the local currency against foreign currencies. When currencies become scarce to cover imports, the volume of imports declines with the result that prices rise in the market. However, the macroeconomic framework is becoming more fragile.

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Le volume des marchandises débarquées au port de Matadi à fin juillet 2018 évalué à 707.734 tm

Kinshasa, 19 Décembre . 2018 (ACP)- La Banque centrale du Congo dans son bulletin mensuel du mois d’octobre 2018 portant sur la production des statistiques économiques a indiqué le volume des marchandises débarquées au port de Matadi dans la province du Kongo central à fin juillet 2018 est évalué à 707.734 tonnes métriques contre 672.665 tonnes métriques pour la même période en 2017. Les importations annuelles se sont situées à 1.216.186 tonnes métriques

Les exportations à la même période se sont situées à 130.523 tonnes métriques en 2018 contre 118.186 tonnes métriques en 2017. Pour ce dernier exercice, les exportations annuelles étaient de 219.059 tonnes métriques.

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Towards the signing of an agreement between Japan and the SCTP for the rehabilitation of the port of Kinshasa

Kinshasa, January 23, 2019 (ACP) .- A Japanese delegation led by, Mr. Masahisa Sato, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Japanese Government made Tuesday, an exploration visit to the river port of Kinshasa, before the signing a possible financing agreement for the rehabilitation of this port platform of the capital.

This partnership and collaboration agreement in perspective between the Commercial Company of transport and ports (SCTP) and the government of the Empire of Japan concerns, the rehabilitation of the river ports of Kinshasa, Kisangani and the seaport of Matadi, in Central Kongo Province.

The signing of this agreement also concerns the allocation of these ports in port equipment and efficient work equipment, including handling equipment (cranes and gantries). The agreement is part of the counterpart funds of the Japanese government.

Mr. Masahisa Sato, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan, said that the Delegation appreciated the importance and necessity of the modernization of these ports in view of the flow of goods transported by rail. .

These, he pointed out, are transported by rail to the port of Matadi and transported by river to Kisangani, via Kinshasa. The delegation hinted that it has been imbued with the role that the Kinshasa-Kisangani river axis plays in the Congolese economy.

The visit of the Japanese delegation follows the one made by SCTP Director General Daniel Mukoko Samba in Japan. During his stay in the Empire of the rising sun, Daniel Mukoko visited Japanese companies in the ports and shipping industry.

Japan for the construction of a new port in Maluku

In addition to this project to rehabilitate the ports of Kinshasa and Kisangani, the Japanese Empire also has another agreement with the SCTP to build a new port at Maluku, more than 80 km from the city of Kinshasa. . Alongside this project, is still envisaged, the construction of a railway line linking the port of Maluku to downtown Kinshasa.

In this context, another inspection mission of the Japanese delegation is scheduled in the coming days, for the preparation of a feasibility study for this second project. Regarding the project for the construction of the Kinshasa-Maluku railway, the talks are very advanced with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), recalls the source.

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Vers la signature d’un accord entre le Japon et la SCTP pour la réhabilitation du port de Kinshasa

Kinshasa, 23 janvier 2019 (ACP).- Une délégation japonaise conduite par, M. Masahisa Sato, ministre délégué auprès du ministre des Affaires étrangères du gouvernement nippon a effectuée mardi, une visite d’exploration au port fluvial de Kinshasa, avant la signature d’un éventuel accord de financement pour la réhabilitation de cette plate-forme portuaire de la capitale.

Cet accord de partenariat et de collaboration en perspective entre la Société commerciale des transports et des ports (SCTP) et le gouvernement de l’Empire du japon concerne, la réhabilitation des ports fluviaux de Kinshasa, de Kisangani et le port maritime de Matadi, dans la province du Kongo central.

La signature de cet accord concerne également la dotation de ces ports en équipements portuaires et en matériels performants de travail, notamment des appareils de manutention (des grues et des portiques). Ledit accord s’inscrit dans le cadre du fonds de contrepartie du gouvernement japonais.

M. Masahisa Sato, ministre délégué auprès du ministre des Affaires étrangères du gouvernement japonais a indiqué que la délégation, a apprécié l’importance et la nécessité de la modernisation de ces ports précités au vue du flux trafic des marchandises à transporter par la voie ferrée.

Celles-ci, a-t-il fait remarquer, sont transportées par la voie ferrée au port de Matadi et acheminées par la voie fluviale, à Kisangani, en passant par Kinshasa. La délégation a laissé entendre qu’elle s’est imprégnée du rôle que joue l’axe fluvial Kinshasa-Kisangani dans l’économie congolaise.

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Arrival of first gearless containership a turning point for DRC supply chains

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last month saw its first gearless containership call when the Safmarine Nuba arrived at Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT).

Executives at ICTSI-controlled MGT said the arrival of the vessel had marked a turning point in DRC supply chains.

Progressively, MGT is fulfilling its potential and unlocking scale economies and service efficiencies for cargo owners,” said Hans Ole Madsen, ICTSI’s senior vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“The terminal is having a positive impact right along the supply chain, a scenario we expect to grow as demand builds, even larger vessels are phased in and the terminal reaps the benefits of comprehensive continuous improvement programs.

“The Safamarine Nuba represents a ground-breaking ‘first’, but we are very confident that MGT can deliver further efficiencies, and consolidate and expand its role as the premier container gateway for the DRC,” he added.

The call represented the launch of dedicated feeder service by Maersk Line between nearby Pointe Noire and Matadi, with a second call due soon.

MGT is situated some 200km inland on the Congo river and is built to handle vessels of up to wafmax [west Africa-max] dimensions and, as such, the Safmarine Nuba was straightforward to berth and work,” explained Tim Van Campen, director general of MGT.

However, the call will also serve to ignite growing competition among ports to serve the DRC capital of Kinshasa, Africa’s third largest city after Cairo and Lagos, with a surging population that has passed the 12 million mark, turning it into a genuine megapolis.

While ICTSI had ploughed around $100m into MGT prior to its 2016 opening, this time last year DP World announced plans to build a deepwater terminal at the port of Banana, on the DRC’s short 37km coast, after saecuring a 30-year concession that will see it invest some $350m in the first two years, with overall investment rising to nearly $1bn over the lifetime of the project.

However, Banana’s location is its greatest weakness, as it is almost double Matadi’s distance from Kinshasa, and hinterland transport prices from the country’s ports to its capital represent the single largest cost in its container supply chains.

Traffic overland is about US$2,500 for a truck from Matadi to Kinshasa, which is 350km. Therefore, the additional 220km from Banana to Matadi and onwards to Kinshasa would probably be more expensive than the seafreight from Shanghai to Matadi.

From Banana, you still have to go through Matadi to get to Kinshasa. But there is still no rail beyond Matadi and the road to Banana is dirt, and a challenge,” a source said.

Another alternative is the container terminal operated by Bolloré at Pointe Noire, the deepsea port in neighbouring Republic of the Congo, which is rail-connected to the capital, Brazzaville, which faces Kinshasa across the Congo.

Operation of the rail corridor has been beset with issues, however, and has been acknowledged to be slower, expensive and complicated with a barge element required to complete the journey from Brazzaville to Kinshasa.

Nevertheless, Pointe-Noire has by far the largest capacity of the three ports – 1.2m teu compared to 350,000 teu at Matadi and the planned 350,000 teu at Banana – and currently handles around 600,000 teu a year, which is a mixture of gateway and transhipment traffic.



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