|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|
|DAC Sector Code||21050|
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).
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
GOUVERNEMENT DE REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO MINISTERE DES FINANCES BUDGET
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|Name||BIZONGO Anatole Desire|
|Country||Congo, the Democratic Republic of the|