Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Improving the Business climate in DRC, "the indicator allowed to build improved":   To meet the requirements of flexibility and speed in the process of obtaining the building permit, the Government through the Ministry of Planning and Housing has taken a Ministerial Decree No. CAB / MIN-UH / 023/2018 of the May 31, 2018 amending                                                    Official launch of the activities of the 2th edition of the fair International Agricultural of Kinshasa: Under the initiative of the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture of Kinshasa, the official launch for the 2nd International Agricultural Fair of Kinshasa took place on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the KEMPISKI FLEUVE CONGO HOTEL. During the ceremony, several speeches were                                                    The Democratic Republic of Congo presents the Doing Business 2018 reforms: Under the patronage of His Excellency BAHATI LUKUEBO, Minister of State, Minister of Planning, the National Agency for the Promotion of Investment organized on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at  Pullman Hotel, a workshop presenting the 2018 Doing Business reforms. Six indicators                                                    “The time for Africa is now – we can’t slow down, we must quicken the pace”: Adesina: India is the perfect place for the African Development Bank to focus on the transformative power of agriculture, Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has told the African, Indian and international press. “India is an inspiration to Africa, in that its Green                                                    Burey Gold expands in Kilo-Moto greenstone belt: Mining company Burey Gold inked an agreement with Emirati firm Medidoc FZE to buy a 60% onterest in Tendao project which comprises five exploration licences covering a total of 1,456 km², in North-Western part of DR Congo. The deal will                                                    DRC will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi: The Democratic Republic of Congo will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi, Kenya's capital. The delegation led by the Managing Director of the National Vocational Training Institute (INPP), Maurice Tshikuya                                                    kwilu: sensitization of executives of the public administration on the improvement of the business climate: Executives of the public administration and the private sector in the province of Kwilu and particularly those from Bandundu city, the capital of the province have been sensitized for two days on the reforms implemented to improve the business and                                                    Need to adapt the geological map of the DRC to the understanding of new minerals: Mr. Ikoli, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Mines, noted the need to adapt the old geological map of 1972 to the understanding of new minerals at the opening of the validation workshop of the new geological map                                                    FIKIN opens its doors this Saturday 16th of July 2016: The fair activities of Kinshasa for the year 2016 will start on Saturday, July 16 and close on 15th August, announced the Director General of the International Fair of Kinshasa (FIKIN), Eugene Bokopolo. The N ° 1 of FIKIN engaged with the                                                    The Government has committed to improving the income of farmers for agricultural growth of at least 6%: The Government of the Democratic Republic Congo is planning to sustainably promoteagricultural and food sectors in priority and develop the agri-business between 2015 and 2016. The aim is to improve farmers' incomes and achieve an agricultural growth of at least 6%                                                   

Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

I. Legal framework

  • Law n° 14/022 of 7 July 2014 establishing the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) regime in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

This law aims to "promote investment by creating special economic zones as per Articles 34, paragraph 3 of the Constitution."

Objectives of the law

  1. Improve the legal and institutional framework so as to attract and safeguard the national and foreign private investment, thus promoting the country’s development ;
  2. Simplify the administrative procedures to further improve the business climate and attract investment ;
  3. Strengthen the dispute resolution mechanisms related to investment ;
  4. Provide an incentive business environment, transparent and consistent in order to encourage the national and foreign private investment which will generate the growth and employment and increase competition in the Democratic Republic of Congo ;
  5. Setting the rules of organization and functioning of special economic zones, their missions and their boundaries ;
  6. Determine the supervisory powers of the Agency for Special Economic Zones, including its exclusive and private skills ;
  7. Clarify the rules to be applied to companies that can operate in special economic zones, except with respect to tax and customs arrangements to be set out in the Finance Act.

II. Sites for establishing Special Economic Zones

Zones Activities
1 West
Section : Kinshasa-Inga-Matadi-Banana
Hydroelectricity, exploitation of oïl and bauxite, manufacturing industries around maritime ports of Matadi, Boma and Banana.
2 Center
Section : Ilebo-Tshikapa-Kananga-Mbuji Mayi
Transport logistics and food industries
3 Sud
Axe : Kolwezi-Likasi-Lubumbashi-Sakania
Heavy and manufacturing industries centered on copper, cobalt and others.
4 Est
Axe : Uvira-Bukavu-Goma-Beni-Bunia
Manufacturing and food industries.
5 Nord-Ouest
Axe : Kisangani-Bumba-Mbandaka
Timber industry and agribusiness

Source : Programme du Gouvernement 2012-2016, Kinshasa, mai 2012.

III. Features of Maluku SEZ

Maluku SEZ was created by the Government decree of 16 July 2012. It has the following characteristics :

  1. Area : 885 ha including 244 ha for the pilot area ;
  2. Industrial sectors concerned :
    • Agribusiness ;
    • Building materials ;
    • Packaging ;
    • Metallurgical transformation
  3. Located in the nearby of Kinshasa, a market of over 10 million inhabitants ;
  4. Good national and international transport connections ;
  5. Located closer to the Congo River, which provides access to the large internal market ;
  6. Feasibility study : available (estimated cost : around 120 million USD).

IV. Progress in the implementation of the SEZ / MALUKU

  1. The process of expropriation and compensation of 190 family plots erected within the Area ;
  2. Ongoing process of submission of applications for developers. Any investor in need may contact the temporary cell in charge of the management of MALUKU SEZ. 
    • CAZES
      • Téléphone : +243818149658
      • E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • Galeries Présidentielles, Local 1 M7/Kinshasa/Gombe
  3. Commencement of activities of the SEZ : 2nd half of 2016

V. How can private investors access the Special Economic Zone

  • Send the expression of interest to the Support Unit of the SEZ prior to the appointment of the leaders of the SEZ Regulatory Agency.

VI. Reasons for the private to invest in the SEZ / MALUKU

  1. Grant of tax and customs incentives in full speed ;
  2. Provision in drinking water and electricity provided ;
  3. Evacuation routes of production to consumption centers assured ;
  4. No red tape, etc.

Why Invest In DR Congo ?

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