It’s bustling on the banks of the Congo River. On June 22, the DRC Minister in charge of Planning, Christian Mwando Nsimba Kabulo and his counterpart of the Republic of Congo in charge of Planning, Territorial Equipment and Major Works, Jean-Jacques Bouya, have signed a notice of expression of interest for the Kinshasa-Brazzaville bridge, a major infrastructure on the second longest African river.
Almost three decades after the first preparatory studies, the road-rail bridge project between Kinshasa et Brazzaville has therefore just taken a crucial step. Victim of false starts, delays and finally a pandemic, the project finally starts. “In each project of this scale, there is a positive momentum. It’s now,” said Kader Hassane, senior investment director at Africa50, the project developer.
[Édito] Brazzaville-Kinshasa link: one bridge, two Congos
The bridge at TOLL