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DR Congo: Tshisekedi pledges $20m for power in wide-ranging emergency programme
President Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo launched an emergency investment programme in Kinshasa on 2 March, focused mainly on improving the country’s road infrastructure, but also covering energy, education, housing, employment, transport, health, water and agriculture. According to a 78-page report detailing the projects, the state will provide up to $488m of funding, of which $183.2m is earmarked for work on roads. Some $20m of the total is earmarked for the electricity sector – $18.37m from the Treasury and $1.62m from the Industry Promotion Fund.
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