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DRC: towards the establishment of a modern refinery of crude oil!

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The President of the Republic, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, has lifted the option of establishing at least one modern oil refinery in the DRC. Objective: to offer Congolese fuel made in DRC and contribute to lowering the price of the liter at the pump.

A delegation of experts led by the senior adviser at the College of Hydrocarbons in the office of the Head of State is on mission in Houston, United States of America, for talks with the American giant VFUELS.

According to Adalbert Jules Makutu Ma Mangwayaya, the purpose of their stay in Texas is to explore the technical capabilities of the US manufacturer of modular refineries crude oil. But also to convince US economic operators to invest in this field in the DRC.

« We came to visit the facilities of VFUELS and see its technical capabilities to invest with us in the oil sector especially in the downstream part, » said the head of the delegation.

DRC: towards the establishment of a modern refinery of crude oil!

Crude oil refining in the DRC

VFuels, with whom contact has been facilitated by GMF, is interested in building modern infrastructure for refining fuel in the DRC. With proven expertise and experience in several projects in West Africa, Asia and Latin America, this company has the ability to drive a project to completion.

From feasibility to turnkey projects, including basic engineering, fundraising, detailed design and engineering, manufacturing as well as operation and maintenance, VFuels reassures the success of each stage of the project.

DRC: towards the establishment of a modern refinery of crude oil!

In the case of the DRC, this company serving the oil market remains willing to install the modern refinery in two years to allow the President of the Republic, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi to proceed with its inauguration. Thus, Congolese could have the opportunity to consume the extracted and refined fuel in the DRC.

Reduced prices at the pump

The approach for the President of the Republic is to resort to solutions to reduce the price of fuel at the pump. Hence the need to invest in refining to achieve this goal.

« Here in the United States of America, the liter at the pump costs $ 0.60 (at a rate of $ 3.5 per gallon representing 3.8 liters). At home in Congo, the liter is bought at 1.32 USD. This contrast can not be explained. The will of the state dear is clear on this. We must manage to reduce the gap for the satisfaction of his people, « said the senior advisor Adalbert Jules Makutu.

DRC: towards the establishment of a modern refinery of crude oil!

While some believe that the time has come for the Congolese Executive to take action, a compromise is being negotiated with VFuels for the project to set up a modern crude oil refinery. in the DRC. The SOCIR plant in Moanda dates back to 1963. And its second-hand infrastructure was installed under President Kasa-Vubu’s mandate.

« We realized that the Moanda plant became virtually a bird’s nest and nothing worked. We were content only, even now, to store refined products that come from all over the place. Why not restart the refinery in our country? Asked the head of the delegation staying in Houston.

Emilie MBOYO

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Kinshasa: the Presidential Clinic with a new Pavilion

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Kinshasa: the Presidential Clinic with a new Pavilion

The Presidential Clinic of the Cité de l’Union africaine has a new Pavilion. This building, named after the First Lady of the Republic, Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi, was inaugurated on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Pavilion is equipped with the latest generation of state-of-the-art equipment capable of treating a maximum of 100 patients per day. It includes two hospital rooms, two consultation booths, a sampling room, a laboratory and a reception area equipped with 25 seats.

Kinshasa: the Presidential Clinic with a new Pavilion

Two highlights marked the inauguration ceremony presided over by the First Lady.

First of all, the occasional word from the medical director, Dr. Joseph Kangudia Mbaya, who paid tribute to the Head of State, Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, for his clearly expressed commitment to the country’s overall development, particularly in the health and well-being sector.

This Brigade general indicated that the inauguration of the Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Pavilion is in line with the logic of continuing the materialization of an old project to provide the presidential clinic with the necessary and modern infrastructure for its proper functioning.

The symbolic ribbon was cut by the First Lady to the frenetic applause of the medical staff and patients present at the site.

Kinshasa: the Presidential Clinic with a new Pavilion

This ceremony ended with a visit to the various departments of the new pavilion. Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi signed the guest book marking her visit to the African Union Presidential Clinic, the second since the inauguration of her husband, Head of State Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo.

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DRC: ARCA reminds the respect of article 286 of the Insurance Code!

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DRC: ARCA reminds the respect of article 286 of the Insurance Code!

DOCUMENT] – The Insurance Regulatory and Control Authority (ARCA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo reminds us of the scrupulous respect of article 286 of Law No. 15/005 of 17 March 2015 on the Insurance Code. It published a circular note on 6 September 2019 for the attention of authorised insurance operators. Below, the content:

DRC: ARCA reminds the respect of article 286 of the Insurance Code!

DRC: ARCA reminds the respect of article 286 of the Insurance Code!

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DRC: Bussa notes the invalidity of the orders issued by the temporary worker in Foreign Trade

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DRC: Bussa notes the invalidity of the orders issued by the temporary worker in Foreign Trade

Foreign Trade Minister Jean-Lucien Bussa Tongba has just put an end to a series of flagrant irregularities in certain acts committed during the interim period. The latter violated the Prime Minister’s formal injunction given to the temporary workers on 22 March 2019 to refrain from making arrests pending the installation of the new Government.

Legalistic, the new Minister of Foreign Trade found in the remission files and repeated a series of ministerial orders issued during this period of current business being conducted by the acting minister.

Without, however, annulling them by a contrary act, Jean-Lucien Bussa merely declared them invalid. This means that they are considered null and void.

« Any economic operator concerned by these provisions is requested, as of today, to contact the services of the office of the Minister of Foreign Trade for a review of the files in accordance with the regulations in force« , according to an official press release dated 10 September 2019 received by Zoom Eco.

For Minister Jean – Lucien Bussa, it is a question of maintaining the momentum of the business climate through efficient regulation of imports and exports, in the best interests of the Republic.

It therefore invites the Secretary General for Foreign Trade, the General Directorate of Customs and Excise (DGDA), the Congolese Control Authority (OCC), the General Directorate of Migration (DGM) and the Directorate of the National Programme for Border Hygiene (PNHF), each in its own right, to comply with these provisions and to ensure their prompt implementation.

Emilie MBOYO

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