The DRC government announced plans to construct a modern new road-rail bridge that will connect Kinshasa and Brazzaville cities.
This was revealed during the 32nd meeting of the Council of Ministers of this Friday.
The Minister of State, Minister of Planning, Christian Mwando Nsimba submitted to the Council the Bill authorizing the ratification of the Agreement relating to financing, construction and operation of the road-rail bridge over the Congo River between the cities of Brazzaville and Kinshasa.
Mwando Nsimba revealed that this bridge will cost a whooping €713.4million.
However, this road-rail project agreement signed was signed between the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo took place on November 11, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mwando Nsimba noted that this Agreement determines the rules of cooperation between the two states, starting from the implementation of the project until the operation and maintenance of the road-rail bridge.
“This agreement determines the principles of cooperation between the States within the framework of the implementation of the project in all its aspects relating to financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance as well as from the Road-Rail Bridge as from the Single Border Control Posts and the positions of the Access tracks located between the Bridge and the Single Border Control Posts ”, specifies the Minister of Planning.
Government spokesperson Patrick Muyaya Katembwe said that this Bill was adopted after debate and deliberation.