Congos to build $550m bridge link
KINSHASA: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Africa50 yesterday signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo to develop and finance the first road-rail bridge project linking their capitals – Kinshasa and Brazzaville.
The project consists of a 1 575km toll bridge over the Congo River. It will include a single railway track, a double-lane road and a single border checkpoint at each end, connecting roads in both countries. The cost estimate last year was $550 million (more than R7.6 billion). | African News Agency (ANA)