Cost of Doing Business in DR Congo

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Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
Obtain cadastral extract
BuildCo needs to obtain the survey map abstract which accompanies the plot occupancy deed.
15 days
USD 5
Obtain building permit
60 days
USD 2,600
Request a New property Title at the Property Registry
7 days
USD 21
Visit of the property and obtain PV de mise en valeur
15 days
no charge
Obtain the New Property Title
7 days
no charge
Apply to the water corporation for connection to the water mains
1 day
USD 100
Water corporation inspects the site and prepares an estimate
1 day
no charge
Receive connection to water mains
14 days
no charge
Apply for telephone connection
1 day
CDF 1,120
Phone company inspects the site and prepares and estimate
1 day
no charge
Obtain telephone connection
14 days
USD 280

Getting Electricity

Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
Submit application for electricity connection and await and receive external inspection by Sociètè Nationale d'Electricitè (SNEL)
7 calendar days
no charge
Obtain approval for electricity connection (substation) at the Ministry of Energy
7 calendar days
no charge
Hire an electrical contractor and submit plans for private substation at Sociètè Nationale d'Electricitè (SNEL) and await approval of plans
7 calendar days
USD 159.0
Electrical contractor builds private substation
30 calendar days
USD 35,000.0
Sociètè Nationale d'Electricitè (SNEL) carries out external inspection of the private substation
7 calendar days
no charge
Obtain external connection works to connect substation to the network of SNEL, installation of meter and final connection
7 calendar days
USD 16,683.8



Rates Electric Energy for High and Medium Voltage Subscribers
High Voltage Hydraulic Sector

Power (MW) Rates (USD/KMW)
From 1 to 9,9 MW
0.0569
From 10 to 29,9 MW
0.0522
From 30 to 80 MW
0.0472
Above 1 to 9,9 MW
0.0435

Medium Voltage

Two-part rates average reference rate of 0,098 USD/ Kwh for all clients in this category. These clients are mainly those using rotating machines (motors, compressors, etc.)

For clients using electric resistance to melt metals, rates are as described below :

Power (MW)