Water in Congo Kinshasa

  • Great Inga Dam project A solution to Africa’s power deficit

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2017/03/04 The ambitious Great Inga Dam project on the Congo River, has the potential to generate 42,000 MW, enough electricity to power DRC and much of the continent. The initial phase, Inga III, will produce 4800 MW, half of which will be exported to South Africa, the country’s major partner in this project Energy has driven a social and industrial revolution throughout the DRC over recent years and further developments are presently being planned to cement the country’s economic next. The African country’s energy sector had been struggling with ageing infrastructure and power plants that had endured a lack of maintenance and investment , but in 2014 all industry was liberalised to entice development. Regulatory frameworks were revised and a series of significant projects were launched, offering a variety of opportunities to international and domestic parties alike.
  • Congo-Kinshasa: SA Pushes for Grand Inga Hydropower Project Go-Ahead

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2014/11/06 The Grand Inga Hydropower project may prove to be South Africa's solution to the current and next energy challenges if the South African legislature ratifies the treaty on the energy scheme with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The treaty, signed by South Africa and the DRC in October this year, provides the framework for the facilitation of power generation from the Grand Inga project and its delivery to the border between the DRC and Zambia. On Tuesday, 5 November, South African parliament's portfolio committee on energy made a approbation that the legislature make an official decision on the hydropower project to be built on the Inga dams along the Congo River. The multi- phase hydro power station has the potential to generate approximately 40 000MW, sufficient to power half of Africa.
  • World Bank's biggest ever hydropower project in DR Congo

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2014/02/23 In a strange twist, the World Bank's biggest ever hydropower project is presently set to serve the interests of mining corporations rather than the people of DR Congo International Rivers has learned that the World Bank has abruptly decided to develop the Inga 3 Dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a private investment through the International Finance Corporation, rather than as a public sector project.
  • Public sector water distribution company

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2013/04/17 Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), the pan-African private equity firm, today announces that its portfolio company Finagestion, the African utility sector operating group, has been selected byREGIDESO (Régie de distribution d’eau), the DRC’s public sector water distribution company, for a three-year technical services arrangement. The arrangement is half funded by the World Bank as part of its Water Supply Project.
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.