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Sicomines Boss Moves to Bolster Ties in Kinshasa to Avoid the Problems Other Chinese Mining Companies Face in DRC

Sicomines General Manager Li Sheng posing with DRC Minister of Infrastructure and Public Works, Alexis Gisaro, in Kinshasa. Image via Sicomines.

The head of one of China’s largest mining companies in the DR Congo, Li Sheng, traveled last week from the southern cobalt and copper belt in the south to do some in-person lobbying in the capital Kinshasa.

Top of the agenda was a meeting with Infrastructure and Public Works Minister Alexis Gisaro to provide a personal reassurance that the billions of dollars of promised roads, power stations and other infrastructure are still on schedule.

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