The President of the Republic, Félix Tshisekedi, who insists on strict compliance with the clauses of the Collaboration Agreement concluded in 2018, amended and consolidated on December 11, 2021 with a view to the materialization of the Banana Deep Water Port Project, intervened at the Council of Ministers of Friday April 1, 2022.
Following the Report of the working sessions that the Congolese ministerial delegation had with the managers of the company DP World from March 7 to 8, 2022 in Dubai to agree on the actions to be taken in the very short term for the progress of the project, the Ministers of State, Ministers in charge of Town Planning and Housing, and that of Infrastructure and Public Works; the Ministers of National Defence, Industry, Land Affairs as well as that of Hydrocarbons have been instructed to make every effort to respect the mutual commitments entered into.
These relate to three priority actions to be taken in the very short term:
– setting the payment schedules for the expropriation operations of the residents present on the Banana site;
– the relocation and relocation of elements of the Naval Force located on the dedicated site for the works of phase 1 of the construction and commissioning;
– technical decisions and advances for the construction of road infrastructure mainly on the Banana – Matadi axis.
In this order, Prime Minister Sama Lukonde was charged with ensuring compliance with deadlines in the implementation of this port.