Kinshasa and Lusaka are determined to materialize their local production project for batteries and electric vehicles. It is with this in mind that the delegates of the Government
Congolese and Zambian signed a framework agreement on Monday 27 March.
The said ceremony is placed on the front page of a variety of newspapers published in Kinshasa, this Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
LeJournal, title in its headline: “ DRC-Zambia: start of the pre-feasibility study for the Batteries and Electric Vehicles project« .
For the Congolese side, reports Forum of Aces the Framework Agreement was signed by the Minister of
Industry, Julien Paluku and the Minister of Finance, Nicolas Kazadi. On the Zambian side, it is the
Minister of Trade and Industry who affixed his signature.
Alongside these signatories, intervened the
representatives of AffreximBank and CEA, project partners.
With the assistance of the firm ARISE, 750,000 dollars have already been mobilized, to carry out
end this study by August 2023.
The Congolese Minister of Industry, Julien
Paluku, indicated that the start of the works are
expected in about two weeks.
For its part, The future , adds that the conclusions will be presented by next August. This, in order to design an execution plan and an operating model, to
the creation and operation of the cross-border SEZ. But also, identify the main challenges to be met in order to facilitate the
creation and operation of the cross-border SEZ. Develop a financing plan
and fundraising strategies. And also design a promotion strategy
investments dedicated to the cross-border SEZ.
Prosperity informs that for the launch of the ZES pre-feasibility study, Sama Lukonde advocates an equitable collaboration between the DRC and Zambia.
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