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Bas-Congo: the work of deep-water port at Banana continue .
Kinshasa, 13/07/2009 / Politique
During his working visit to the territory of Kasangulu, where he was going to usher in a modern morgue, the governor of Bas-Congo Floribert Mbatshi indicated that he wished to see the work of deep-water port at Banana ends quickly .

Both for the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the province of Bas-Congo, the construction of the deepwater port of Banana is a priority. "My most fervent wish is to see the work of deep-water port at Banana completed very quickly," said the governor of the province of Bas-Congo. During his stay in the nth of Kasangulu territory, where he had gone to inaugurate a morgue built on modern capital of the governorate, as Simon Floribert Mbatshi made this statement.

Taking advantage of this ceremony which is part of the implementation of five-year program - in its social aspect - adopted by the Provincial Assembly and implemented by the province of Bas-Congo, the governor talked to the press national who had been displaced Kasangulu. On the menu, mainly the construction of a road-rail bridge between Kinshasa and Brazzaville. Simon Mbatshi has added its voice to those of other compatriots who have already spoken on the issue and its implications.

For the governor, the project of deep-water port at Banana, Lower River, is a priority for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly in economic terms. "I want to see the work of deep-water port at Banana completed very quickly," he said, replying to a question about the implications of the proposed construction of a bridge across the Congo River to connect in Kinshasa and Brazzaville Republic of Congo.

The proposed road-rail bridge between Kinshasa and Brazzaville, he pointed out, is a project that was concluded by the Heads of State of both countries and economies in particular are interested in two neighboring states. As for deep-water port at Banana, it will benefit not only the economic life of the province of Bas-Congo, but the economy as a whole, has defended the governor Mbatshi Simon. Regarding the bridge to be launched on the River Congo, an old project that is controversial both within the political class and civil society in Bas-Congo, that he had some misgivings.

Particularly with regard to future relations between the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of the Congo, especially the day when the power in both states has changed hands. He, therefore, to return to the collective memory the unfortunate situation that the two capitals had lived in 1968 when political relations between Kinshasa and Brazzaville had deteriorated. "If in the future, with other presidents at the head of the Republics, a similar situation occurs with closed borders, economically speaking, the DRC will be the big loser," he suggested.

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That bridge should not be built. It needs to be built in Equateur.





Cuvette region should be connected to Equateur with a bridge. That would link it to a larger port in Gabon and Pointe Noire.
 

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Kinshasa decided to build the primary deep-water port of Banana.
(Xinhuanet 16/07/2009)

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has given priority to the construction of the deepwater port of Banana, in the Bas-Congo province (west) over the proposed construction of the road-rail bridge between Kinshasa and Brazzaville, reported Wednesday the Congolese Press Agency ACP.

The Kinshasa government has accelerated the application of funding and is in contact with the African Development Bank (ADB) and donors in South Korea and China, confirmed the Congolese Minister of Planning, Olivier Kamitatu Etsou, at a press conference Tuesday in Kinshasa.

"We are in a competitive economy which requires that the DRC could have a deep-water port," said Kamitatu.

The signing last June of a memorandum of agreement between the DRC and the Republic of Congo has raised concerns of Members and intellectual elites of Bas-Congo in the economic future of their province and the DRC.

For them, the construction of road-rail bridge Kinshasa-Brazzaville would, in effect removing the ports of Boma and Matadi, two ports in the Bas-Congo, representing 60% of customs revenues from the DRC.

This road-rail bridge, which was directly linked Kinshasa to the port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo, will provide the opportunity for large vessels that have difficulties to access the ports of Boma and Matadi because of silting of 'dock at the port of Pointe Noire and hence to require customers to make customs clearance of their goods in this country.

Developed since 1991, the construction of road-rail bridge between Kinshasa and Brazzaville is enrolled in the framework of regional integration advocated by the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) to promote development and investment on the African continent.

But this project was never implemented due to lack of funds and solutions to various problems of the two Congos.
 

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Kinshasa decided to build the primary deep-water port of Banana.
(Xinhuanet 16/07/2009)

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has given priority to the construction of the deepwater port of Banana, in the Bas-Congo province (west) over the proposed construction of the road-rail bridge between Kinshasa and Brazzaville, reported Wednesday the Congolese Press Agency ACP.

The Kinshasa government has accelerated the application of funding and is in contact with the African Development Bank (ADB) and donors in South Korea and China, confirmed the Congolese Minister of Planning, Olivier Kamitatu Etsou, at a press conference Tuesday in Kinshasa.

"We are in a competitive economy which requires that the DRC could have a deep-water port," said Kamitatu.

The signing last June of a memorandum of agreement between the DRC and the Republic of Congo has raised concerns of Members and intellectual elites of Bas-Congo in the economic future of their province and the DRC.

For them, the construction of road-rail bridge Kinshasa-Brazzaville would, in effect removing the ports of Boma and Matadi, two ports in the Bas-Congo, representing 60% of customs revenues from the DRC.

This road-rail bridge, which was directly linked Kinshasa to the port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo, will provide the opportunity for large vessels that have difficulties to access the ports of Boma and Matadi because of silting of 'dock at the port of Pointe Noire and hence to require customers to make customs clearance of their goods in this country.

Developed since 1991, the construction of road-rail bridge between Kinshasa and Brazzaville is enrolled in the framework of regional integration advocated by the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) to promote development and investment on the African continent.

But this project was never implemented due to lack of funds and solutions to various problems of the two Congos.

Personally, I will wait to see what's the outcome. There have been so much flip-flopping around this issue when they sometimes seem to favor the bridge or sometimes the deep-water port. I think the port is more important than the bridge at this point and should be treated as a priority, assuming they are really serious about it. We'll wait to see what the final decision is, who the builder and the financing will be made. I guess the bridge project has a little bit of advantage now because it is being supported by the African development bank, which is ready to finance the project, while everything still remains to be done for the deep-water project.
 

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Personally, I will wait to see what's the outcome. There have been so much flip-flopping around this issue when they sometimes seem to favor the bridge or sometimes the deep-water port. I think the port is more important than the bridge at this point and should be treated as a priority, assuming they are really serious about it. We'll wait to see what the final decision is, who the builder and the financing will be made. I guess the bridge project has a little bit of advantage now because it is being supported by the African development bank, which is ready to finance the project, while everything still remains to be done for the deep-water project.
The main financier of the Port will is South Korea. We desperatly need this port and my wish is to see this port done. I don't care about the bridge. I would love to see a Bridge over Tanganyika Lake , That's what we need.

The governement can't buid the bridge before the Port. That will be the stupidiest thing ever.
 

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The deep water project is the one of priority from the two projects, makes a lot more sense - self improvement first. Like the (MBA-Congo) idea of moving the bridge to the Equateur region as it could help in improvements on a wider scale of the country. A bridge over Lake Tanganyika will be welcomed in Kalemie too. In any case how is Kinshasa and Brazzaville to be linked in the Africa-Highways Project?

 

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Bas-Congo: The military airport Kitona host momentarily civil aircraft Friday, September 18, 2009

Airport Base Kitona military in the province of Bas-Congo, host momentarily civil aircraft pending the work of expanding the airport Mouanda.


Ministers of National Defense and Veterans Affairs Charles Mwando and transport and communication routes Matthew Mpita have so agreed Monday to end an agreement signed at the General Staff of Armed Forces of DRC (FARDC) which is housed the Department of Defense.

Under the terms of the agreement, the airport will be rehabilitated Kitona by the RVA to adapt to the standards required by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for civil aircraft.

This transitional arrangement is agreed pending the completion of expansion of the airport Mouanda which is known to receive large planes to bring equipment for the construction of the deepwater port at Banana.
 

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If Matadi is expanding this fast. I wonder what will happen to Mwanda which will have more jobs, Bigger port and more activities.


EVERYOBODY, IF YOU DON'T GET YOU PIECE OF LAND IN MWANDA IN THE NEXT 2 YEARS. THAT'S IT. YOU WILL REGRET.

 

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Are foreigners allowed to buy land in the DRC?
Non-Residents
III. NON- RESIDENTS
Item 9 of Transitional Constitution provides that: “The ground and the underground belong to the State. The conditions of their allocation are regulated by Law, due to ensure local populations rights”.

Land Law considers separately plot matters according to their nature and duration depending on whether the applicant is a natural person of Congolese nationality, a foreign natural person, a company (legal entity) or a non-profit-marking organization.

In fact, perpetual concession is allocated only to natural persons of Congolese nationality. Regarding the legal distinction, natural persons not residing in the DRC can only apply for ordinary concession; which is the same as for companies and non-profit-marking organizations.

The duration of normal (ordinary) concession is 25 years renewable. Also, natural Congolese persons who have provided distinguished service to the Nation may receive plots for free (item 160 of Land Law); and that includes public organizations, , private companies providing public utilities, and non-profit organizations working in general interest and set up in accordance with the Congolese laws.(item 163 of Land Law).

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IV. RELEVANT AUTHORITIES WITH POWER TO ALLOCATE LAND
Examination of article 183 of Land Law underlines that concessions are valid only if they are assigned by following authorities:

In rural areas:

By special Law for surfaces over 2.000 Ha;
By the President of the Republic for land between 1.000 and 2.000 Ha by means of decree
By the Minister in charge of Land affairs for property of 200 – 1.000 Ha, by means of Ministerial Order;
By the Governor of Province for land measuring less than 200 Ha;
By the Curator of Land titles for land of less than 10 Ha.
In Urban areas:

More or equal to 100 Ha: by Law;
From 50 to 100 Ha: The President of the Republic;
From 10 to 50 Ha: Minister in charge of Land affairs;
Less than 50 ares: By Governor of Province;
Less than 50 ares: Governor of Province who can delegate power to property titles curator.
In the capital city Kinshasa:

More than 2 Ha: Minister in charge of Land Affairs;
Less than 2 Ha: The Minister in charge of Land can delegate power local provincial property registry officers.
Information courtesy of John Claude Crespy & Tambwe - Attorneys at Law

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till today i still dont understand how DRC congo got to be landlocked!!! imagine if DRC congo had a coast line??? i wud say that whoever was doing the boundary work was really dumb. nways, im very impressed by all the good news coming out of this country esp that big city, when complete it will kick ass. honestly i really am happy for DRC, its about time. just ignore all the bad press and concetrate on building ur nation.
 

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till today i still dont understand how DRC congo got to be landlocked!!! imagine if DRC congo had a coast line??? i wud say that whoever was doing the boundary work was really dumb. nways, im very impressed by all the good news coming out of this country esp that big city, when complete it will kick ass. honestly i really am happy for DRC, its about time. just ignore all the bad press and concetrate on building ur nation.
DRC is not landlocked!!!
 

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till today i still dont understand how DRC congo got to be landlocked!!! imagine if DRC congo had a coast line??? i wud say that whoever was doing the boundary work was really dumb. nways, im very impressed by all the good news coming out of this country esp that big city, when complete it will kick ass. honestly i really am happy for DRC, its about time. just ignore all the bad press and concetrate on building ur nation.
As you can see this Oil reserve map DR Congo has 36 kms of atlantic coast line. That's where the 3 billion dollar port will be built.

 

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Fallout of the visit of the Head of State in Seoul

Finally, the deepwater port will be built by South Korea!

Last ONLINE Saturday 03 avril 2010
Accompanied by a strong delegation of ministers, advisers and other experts, the chairman of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange just stay in Korean land as part of an official visit from 28 to 31 March 2010.

Several agreements were signed during this trip, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, health and energy. Regarding the first area mentioned, we pinpoint a commitment by South Korea to achieve both of these projects with multiple studies have already been made and are (re) updated periodically.

This is the construction of the deepwater port of Banana, Bas-Congo, and the railway to link the port of Ilebo, Kasai Occidental, the city of Kinshasa, through the province of Bandundu . As seen, both structures are of paramount importance in the development of the vast sub-continent.

With the deep water port at the mouth of Congo River is more than a release of Bas-Congo threatened with suffocation by the proposed construction of the bridge to link the two capitals closer to the planet, Kinshasa and Brazzaville, not to mention.

This project dear to the CEEAC (Economic Community of Central African States) is, in itself, the economic integration of this part of the continent. But if he condemned the abandonment of the least erosion of trade and import tonnage ports that are Congolese Matadi, Boma and Banana.

The navigable reaches Matadi-Atlantic Ocean with a length of about 148 km is often plagued by sandbars that the Board of waterways (RVM) is responsible to clear somehow. Without the deep water port, therefore, users (importers) of sea-going vessels would prefer to dock at Pointe-Noire and reach the ground floor via the railroad to Brazzaville Congo-Ocean.

With the work that the Koreans intend to achieve Kinlau, not only will save the national route (Ocean-Kasumbalesa in Katanga), but more importantly it will encourage investors involved in the implementation of several industries in the western region . Of these, we think of those who will build the plant bauxite (aluminum), in the territory of Lukula, District of Lower River.

According to studies, the bauxite reserves in the Lower Congo are very important and once used, they require the presence of ore from ocean going vessel equipped to transport the ore that the existing ports of Banana and Boma can not welcome. The South Koreans would therefore have a very large work, an important part of the national route.

As will, however, another piece cited above, namely the railway-Kinshasa Ilebo. And, perhaps, one that will connect Banana to Matadi, with a small piece of rail has been laid by the Japanese, at the end of the bridge combined road-rail Matadi.
 
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