Due to its large economy of scale and low cost, railway was identified as a plausible solution to the current impasse in DRC. The pre-feasilbility study aims at investigating the possibility of developing a national railway linking all DRC major concentrations zones with a final link to the port of Banana to the far west of the country where a future deep water port is under planning. Various viable options will be assessed and a preferred option will be selected. A phased approach to the project may be considered.
The Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa with 2,345,000 square km
Like in most sub-Saharan countries, railways in DRC have also played, throughout history, a key part in the economic development of the country