Democratic Republic of Congo - Priority Air Safety Project Phase II (PPSA II)


Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Oct 2018
Signature Date 18 Dec 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21050
Commitment U.A 80,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Priority Air Safety Project (PPSA) Phase II, which builds on PPSA I, was formulated following final design studies completed in July 2018 with financing from the DRC Government and based on lessons learned from PPSA I. It will continue with efforts initiated under PPSA I to sustainably improve air transport by making it safe, secure, reliable and affordable with a view to consolidating its role in facilitating domestic and international travel in the DRC. The planned activities under the project are: (i) rehabilitation of airport infrastructure in Kindu, Kisangani and Mbuji-Mayi; (ii) procurement of air navigation equipment; (iii) capacity building for the technical staff of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Airways Authority (RVA); and (iv) strategic studies on air transport in the DRC. The project will be implemented from February 2019 to December 2022 for a total estimated cost of USD 120.56 million, net of taxes and customs duties (NTCD).

Project Objectives

The sector objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable improvement of air transport by making it safe, secure, reliable and affordable with a view to consolidating its role in facilitating domestic and international travel in the DRC. Specifically, it seeks to: (i) rehabilitate airport infrastructure and air navigation equipment; (ii) build the capacity of CAA and RVA technical staff; and (iii) conduct strategic studies on air transport in the DRC.

Beneficiaries

The main direct beneficiaries of the project are: (i) the Airways Authority (RVA) which will benefit from modern infrastructure and increased revenue accruing from traffic growth; (ii) RVA and AAC staff who will be trained; (ii) airlines which will enjoy better operating conditions (airport infrastructure and modern, safe CNS/ATM equipment); (iii) national companies which will benefit from the spinoffs like orders and contracts during the implementation phase; (iv) the DRC that will enjoy a better international image in air transport with a positive impact on investors, tourism etc.; (v) project communities which will benefit from job creation during the infrastructure rehabilitation and building construction works; and (vi) the national population which will enjoy increased internal mobility in a safe environment thanks to expanded access to major localities which cannot be safely accessed through the other modes of transport.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
GOUVERNEMENT DE REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO MINISTERE DES FINANCES BUDGET

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-DA0-003
Last Update 09 Sep 2019

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Contact Details

Name BIZONGO Anatole Desire
Email d.bizongo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the