China invests in road infrastructures in the DRC
6 October 2010
Works have just commenced to renovate the road linking the airport at Kavumu to the town of Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, reports the newspaper Le Potentiel.
Financed by a gift from the Chinese government, the project is being carried out by the Chinese Roads and Bridges Construction Company, with works scheduled to take 26 months.
The road should thus facilitate access to Kavumu airport and facilitate trade and passenger travel, thus stimulating the region's economic development.
The Chinese government has just published figures on the volume of trade between China and African countries.
This year, trade should surpass the 100 billion dollar threshold, with more than 1,600 Chinese companies currently investing in Africa, in the sectors of agriculture, mining, manufacturing and the construction of infrastructures, says a press release from the Chinese trade ministry.