Congo-Kinshasa: China finances construction of Zongo 2 power station
2 February 2011
China has just granted 360 million dollars to Democratic Republic of the Congo to finance the construction of the Zongo 2 electricity power station.
The loan agreement was signed Saturday January 29 in the presence of the Chinese ambassador in RDC, Wang Yingwu, and of the Congolese Energy Minister, Gilbert Tshiongo, reports Agence France Presse.
It will be situated 130 km from the city of Kinshasa on the river Inkisi in the Lower Congo province. The construction works will take three years.
With a capacity of 150 MW and an annual output of 860 GWh, the power station will enable the country to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the city of Kinshasa.
Last December, the RDC had already received financing of 106.6 million dollars from the African Development Bank to renovate and extend the electricity distribution system in Kinshasa.