Africa’s science, technology and innovation week opened on Monday in Brazzaville. Several activities will be organized during the Week, such as the appropriate session of the Association of African Ministers in charge of Science and Technology (AMCOST), the General Assembly of the African Academy of Sciences, the regional workshop of the Pan African Congress for Ethics and Bioethics (COPAB) inclunding a equitable during which know-how and technology used by inventors, innovators and traditional therapists in general, particularly those from Congo, will be displayed.
Congo occupies the chairmanship of AMCOST and has seen one of its nationals appointed Commissioner of the African Union in charge of Human Resources, Science and Technology, which clearly reinforces the involvement of the Congo to the development of science in Africa.
The Korean Environment Corporation (KECO) plans to help Congo find solutions to its drainage problems, according to a communique published here Thursday by the Congolese Energy and Hydraulic Ministry.
A delegation of experts from the South Korean firm is currently visiting Congo to discuss with the Congolese government the strategic plan for the drainage projects to be launched in the country.
'The Korean firm has come to take stock of the work that will have to be carried out regarding the drainage system in Congo,' the Chief of the Korean team, Ick Hoon, said, next a conference with Congolese Energy and Hydraulic Minister Henri Ossebi.
Morocco is to offer technical assistance and expertise in the field of public works in Congo, Congolese Equipment and Public Works Minister, Emile Ouosso, announced on Thursday next a visit to Morocco.
Moroccan technicians are due to arrive next month in Brazzaville to outline the action plan inclunding the terms of reference for several projects that would be launched by the two parties, Minister Ouosso said.
Under the schedule of cooperation between the two nations, the National Highway Authority of Morocco will help the Congolese Road Fund to modernise and computerise its road toll system.
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Ambassador: H.E.Mr.Daniel Owassa
Full name: Republic of the Congo
Population: 4.1 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)
Major languages: French, indigenous African languages
Major religions: Christianity, indigenous African beliefs
Life expectancy: 57 years (men), 59 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
Main exports: Oil, timber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds
GNI per capita: US $2,150 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .cg
International dialling code: +242
The country (Republic of the Congo) is situated in Western Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon. It has borders with Angola for 201km, Congo (Kinshasa) for 2410km, Central African Republic for 467km, Cameroon for 523km and Gabon for 1903km. Land in Republic of the Congo is coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau, northern basin.
Congolese or Congo land covers an area of 342000 km².The climate is tropical with a rainy season (March to June) and a dry season (June to October), with persistent high temperatures and humidity; it is particularly enervating climate astride the Equator.
Congolese (singular and plural) speak French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), a lot of local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the majority widespread).
Brazzaville is the capital and major city of the Republic of the Congo and is located on the Congo River. As of the 2001 census, it has a people of 1,018,541 in the city proper, and about 1.5 million in total when including the suburbs located in the Pool Region.The populous city of Kinshasa (additional than 10 million inhabitants in 2009),capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, lies just across the Congo River from Brazzaville.
President Denis Sassou-Nguesso
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- EVENT: Africa’s science, technology and innovation week opened on Monday in Brazzaville.
- BANKING / INVESTMENT: South Korean firm to help Congo solve its drainage problems
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- BANKING / INVESTMENT: Congolese government will spend over CFAF400 billion to expedite some 150 project
- TOURISM: Tourism accounted for 3.8% of the Congolese Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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