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Congolese Ministers Deliver Mostly Favorable Report to President on Chinese Infrastructure

File image of the new Chinese-financed arts and culture center that is now under construction in Kinshasa. Image via @ambCHINEenRDC.

Two Congolese ministers delivered a largely upbeat assessment of the status of Chinese infrastructure projects tied to major mining contracts in a key report for President Félix Tshisekedi at the latest cabinet meeting on Friday.

Infrastructure and Public Works Minister Alexis Gizaro Muvuni and the Minister of Mines, Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi, acknowledged some irregularities, or “incorrect execution,” of the infrastructure-for-resources deals but it looks like on balance their assessments were mostly positive.

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