Brazzaville to build exclusive economic zone

APA-Brazzaville (Congo)

The Chinese company Yunna Linkun plans, in partnership with the Congolese government to build a 40km2 economic zone in the north-east of the capital Brazzaville.

The aim is to create a viable economic space for the development of the country, APA learns Friday from officials at the ministry in charge of Economy and Industry.

“This economic zone, whose feasibility studies have been completed, will be part of important projects, including an industrial area called Valley of Tsiemé” an official of the department added.

This area is, according to the official, "meant for the development of small and medium enterprises, specialized training centers, cultural and health centers, as well as a business and commercial area, residential, administrative, leisure facilities.”

The Chinese company is also targeting a partnership with the government in the field of energy, including the construction of a gas-fired combined gas station from 1100 to 2200 MW in Pointe-Noire southern Congo.

It also plans to finalize the rehabilitation of the Djoué hydroelectric power station (20MW), revamp electricity distribution and marketing networks between Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville and build a transmission line between these two major cities in the country.

Congo plans to set up four economic zones in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire (south-Congo), Ouesso and Oyo-Ollombo in the departments of Sangha and Cuvette, in the north of the country.


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