Opening up the Greater Kasai area and connecting it to southern Africa via the Angolan border of Kalamba-mbuji, such is the objective pursued by the Head of State Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo who launched, this September 10 in Kananga, the rehabilitation and modernization works of the Kananga-Kalamba mbuji road.
230 km long, this modern road will not only facilitate cross-border trade but above all open the center of the country to Southern Africa.
It is a solution to the thorny problem of opening up the Grand Kasai area.
In front of Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde, several ministers, deputies and senators, the President of the Republic took the symbolic act of launching the works which should last 24 months according to the managers of the company TOHA investments Sarl who are carrying out these works. .
The start of this work responds to the need expressed by the population for several decades, namely the easy supply of manufactured products.
The works themselves consist of the construction of the paved road and bridges as well as the development of several pipelines.
In the process, a new 150 m bridge should be thrown over the Lulua river at the gates of the former Luluabourg.
To permanently open up the center of the country, three companies share the infrastructure market.
Safrimex is in charge of modernizing the urban roads of Kananga while the Egyptian Arab Contractor is working on the 150 km long Kamwesha-Kananga axis.
This company is also very advanced with the preliminary work of erosion control.
Provincial Governor John Kabeya expressed the relief of his constituents who see this road as a vector for the development of his province.