Opportunities to invest are justified from countless transportation in the country and in different networks are immense, as the Government has made certain achievements.

Prospect

  • Develop a new public transport policy joining efficiency / profitability and social and setting up incentives to attract private investment in the sector, particularly in mass transport systems such as urban train, tramway and urban river transport;
  • Improve the state of urban roads to reduce the cost of depreciation of vehicles and fluidity traffic;
  • Increase the automotive cartage of public transport portfolio companies;
  • Encourage private operators to invest in the sector through public-private partnerships, particularly in mass transport systems;
  • Strengthen the capacity in rolling stock and spare parts of public carriers with around 1,500 buses in 5 years, at a rate of 300 buses per year;
  • Create a national fund to promote public transport, funded by the toll roads and some public car parks in major cities;
  • Rehabilitate and modernize the SCTP urban train;
  • Establish urban river transport system of the SCTP to ease surface transport;
  • Extend the railway Kin-Matadi until Banana for the implementation of the deep-water port, etc.

TRANSPORTATION: ROADS & RAILWAYS

Roads Road network — 152,400 km of road

  • 7400 km of urban roads;
  • 58,129 km of roads of general interest;
  • 86 871km of roads of local interest or agricultural access.

Railways Railway network 5033 km of railways, not interconnected and not having the same standards (1,067 m, 1 m and 0.6 m spacing):

  • A line linking Matadi to Kinshasa, 365km long with a 1,067m spacing;
  • A line with a wider network in conjunction with Zambia, Angola and Tanganyika Lake, with Lubumbashi as a central point. This network spreads on 3,641 km (including 858 km electrified) in Katanga, Kasai-Occidental, Kasai Oriental and Maniema. Its distance is 1.067 m;
  • Katanga Line: From Kabalo — Kamina — Kolwezi — Likasi — Lubumbashi — Sakania — Zambia;
  • Kasai line: it connects Ilebo — Kananga — Mwene Ditu — Kamina;
  • Benguela railway: Kamina — Dilolo — Angola (Benguela railway);
  • Railway Kindu: Kongolo — Kabalo — Nyunzu — Kalemie;
  • Railway Kindu: Kongolo — Kabalo — Kabongo — Kamina;
  • A line linking Kisangani to Ubundu 1m spacing;
  • A narrow gauge line in the region of the Uele (0.6m spacing);
  • Bumba — Aketi — Bondo;
  • Bumba — Aketi — butadiene Isiro — Wemba.

TRANSPORTATION: MARINE

Marine, river and lake network — 16,238 km:

  • The maritime reach Matadi-Banana (150 km);
  • The average reach of the Congo river (Kinshasa-Kisangani) +/- 1700km, the Kasai River and tributaries (11,758 km); and
  • The upper reach of the Lualaba and lakes (2630 km).

We also have:

  • 40 river and lake ports equipped including Kinshasa, Ilebo, Kalemie, Kisangani, Mbandaka, Kindu and Ubundu ;
  • 3 sea ports: Matadi, Boma and Banana;
  • 24 waterways which are the main alternative means of roads and railways;
  • The lake system of Lake Kivu, 106 kilometers long linking Bukavu to Goma;
  • The Lake Tanganyika, 1 425 km long, linking the DRC to Zambia, Tanzania to Burundi;
  • The river system from Kindu to Ubundu (310 km) and from Kongolo to Malemba Nkulu (390 km).

TRANSPORTATION: AIR

  • AIR network: 270 airport facilities, including five international airports located in the following cities: Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Kisangani, Goma and Gbadolite.
  • The opening up corridors of the DRC:
    1. The Northern Corridor: transport corridor linking the port of Mombasa to the Great Lakes Region;
    2. Southern Corridor: transport corridor linking the DRC, for Kasumbalesa in southern Africa;
    3. The Central Corridor: transport corridor leading to the port of Dar es Salaam through Zambia;
    4. The Western Corridor: transport corridor linking the DRC to Angola.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Rehabilitation of several airport facilities in the country, including:

  • Ndjili airport in Kinshasa (terminal building, control tower and runways) ; Goma airport (enlargement of the runway);
  • Luano Airport in Lubumbashi (enlargement of the runway);
  • Bangboka airport in Kisangani;
  • Creation of the national airline called “Congo Airways’;
  • Creation of the TRANSCO company to compensate for the bus shortage in Kinshasa;
  • Elimination of illegal taxes and charges in the sector of river, lake transport; Rehabilitation of roads;
  • The vehicle credit granted by the Congolese State to private operators of road transport;
  • Rehabilitation of ITB Kokolo boat, cost 2.5 million USD;
  • The reopening of the Benguela railway following the agreement between the Angolan and Congolese States Equipment grant of 10 locomotives for SNCC.