Project name: Kinshasa Port Upgrade

Location: DR Congo


Amount (USD): 51,029,691

Amount (EUR): 43,178,969

Amount (CFA): 28,066,329,984

IRR: 15.81%

Type of funding envisaged: PPP




The Public Port of Kinshasa, located on the left bank of the Congo river, is located about 3 km from the Central Station located in the city center of the Commune de la Gombe in Kinshasa.

At the crossroads of the multimodal transport chain, it is connected to the hinterland and the countries bordering the DR Congo by the river and its tributaries, to the Port of Matadi by rail and road.

The public port of Kinshasa has six (06) quays of various structures and forming a total length of 1,575 m.

The port of Kinshasa suffers from a lack of equipment, maintenance and investment which limits its capacity and penalizes the service.

The upgrading works relate, in particular, to the rehabilitation of the quays (replacement of the concrete blocks, renewal of part of the sheet pile wall, recovery of the crown beams), the acquisition of operating equipment, the rehabilitation of embankments sagging by earthworks and surfacing rehabilitation of access roads to ports and dredging operations in front of quays.

Additional improvements will be made, such as repairing cracks on the walls of buildings and warehouses and evacuating disused and immobilized units.

Expected results

The aim of improving port infrastructure is to maintain the high level of competitiveness of the port and to support its potential role for the country through the development of new port services and the improvement and increase of port reception capacities.