Democratic Republic of Congo - Batshamba-Tshikapa Road Improvement Project - Lovua-Tshikapa Section

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Dec 2013
Signature Date 07 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 69,480,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project concerns the development of the remaining section on the Batshamba and Tshikapa axis, between Lovua and Tshikapa (56 km), on National Road 1 (RN1), including the construction of a new bridge over the Kasai River. It complete the previous interventions of the African Development Bank Group along the same axis: (i) between Nsele-Lufimi (93 + 850 km) and Kwango-Kenge (70 + 34 km), through a donation of 52, 45 MUC and whose works have been completed since 2011; and (ii) between Loange and Lovua (63 km) through an ADF grant of 53.55 MUC approved in 2012.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective is to contribute to the opening up of the provinces of Bandundu and Kasaï Occidental. Its specific objective is to improve the level of service of the transport logistics chain on the Kinshasa-Tshikapa road as well as the living conditions of the populations in the project area.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the transport users as well as the populations living in its zone of influence (City of Kinshasa, Provinces of Bandundu, Kasaï Oriental and Kasaï Occidental).

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Transition Support Facility
Ministère de l’Aménagement du Territoire, Urbanisme, Habitat, Infrastructures, Travaux Publics, et Reconstruction ((MATUHITPR) à travers la Cellule infrastructures (CI)


IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-DB0-008
Last Update 27 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Johnny Gingama MAKWELA

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-5.35 21.41667 Kasai
-6.33253 20.58211 Katanga
-6.41621 20.79995 Tshikapa