Congo Brazzaville and Democratic Republic of Congo


Review of the final design project for the rail & road bridge between Knshasa and Brazzaville and of the preliminary design for the rail line between Kinshasa and Ilebo
In association with E.D.IN, Italferr appointed by the Economic Community  of Central African States (CEEAC) to review the final design project for the rail & road bridge across the Congo River. Over 1,500 metres long, the bridge will link the cities of Brazzaville and Kinshasa, connecting the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Italferr will also review the preliminary project for the extension of the railway line between Kinshasa and Ilebo. The two projects are part of the Priority Plan for the Shared Master Plan for Central Africa  (PDCT-AC), for the short-term Master Plan of the NEPAD in Central Africa and for the Development Programme for African infrastructure.
The project review process will be carried out by a multidisciplinary team of experts in a number of stages: an analysis of the technical dossiers and documents relating to the project and developed by leading French infrastructure engineering companies, reviewing the consistency and congruity of the project with regard to the Client’s requirements and the reference standards, the overall technical assessment of the project, the proposal to possible achieve optimisation results, in terms of the investment’s sustainability and of the technical solutions that need to be implemented and the overall assessment of the project’s feasibility. The review activities also envisage an on-site inspection for the all-round analysis of the project’s integration in the local environment and of the possible solutions adopted, which ended in Libreville with the presentation of the work carried out by Italferr/Edin to the client represented by CEEAC, by a Mixed Technical Committee comprising experts from the two countries and in the presence of the African Development Bank, which has financed the entire project, and the Groupings of companies developing the two projects.
Work began in November 2016 and ended in February 2017.