No reasons why this critically important infrastructure isn't built to this day...... Only backward villager leadership think its normal not to get it built.
21 April 2014
Construction of a deepwater port at Banana is the only way to prevent Democratic Republic of Congo losing trade to neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville, said Bas-Congo leader Etienne Lutete. Lutete says competition will hit DR Congo once a road/rail bridge between the two countries has been built, according to. Plans for the 4km link over the River Congo are well advanced. When it opens, traders will prefer to use Congo-Brazzaville's rail-connected deepwater port at Pointe-Noire instead of DR Congo's shallower river ports of Matadi and Boma, Lutete believes. Conflict and financial problems have stymied plans to expand Banana's small port for 30 years.
Any idea what happened with the South Korean involvement?No reasons why this critically important infrastructure isn't built to this day...... Only backward villager leadership think its normal not to get it built.
No Idea at all. at once it was Germans as well, still nothing either.Any idea what happened with the South Korean involvement?
Agreed on everything, especially last phrase.......this is why the country desparatetly needs a Federal/decentrilized system ASAP.Banana port is a critical infrastructure that MUST be built, even if we have to borrow $500 million. It will be money well spent.
I suspect it hasn't taken off due to rampant corruption at central gov level, everyone wants to eat a piece! and investors get discouraged. Also gov wants to build it using the old model of gov owning everything, which takes away enthousiasm for any private investors to join in.
If you give the project to provincial gov, it will be built on time!