Transport in The Democratic Republic of The Congo

Transport In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Ground transport in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has always been difficult. The terrain and climate of the Congo Basin present serious barriers to road and rail construction, and the distances are enormous across this vast country. Furthermore, chronic economic mismanagement and internal conflict has led to serious under-investment over many years.

On the other hand, the DRC has thousands of kilometres of navigable waterways, and traditionally water transport has been the dominant means of moving around approximately two-thirds of the country.

Read more about Transport In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo:  Transport Problems, Major Infrastructure Programs, Highways, Waterways, Pipelines, Merchant Marine, Airports, Transport Safety and Incidents, Rocketry

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