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Zambia, DRC to Build New Road to Expedite Copper/Cobalt Exports Via Tanzania

Zambian President Haikinde Hichilema together with his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, lay the foundation stone for a new transport corridor to Tanzania. Image via the DRC Presidency.

Zambia’s Hakainde Hichilema and the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Félix Tshisekedi laid the foundation stone for a new 345-meter bridge over the Luapula River that divides their two countries as part of an ambitious new road project that will make it a lot easier to transport copper and cobalt to the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

The new $850 million project will also include the expansion of an 184-kilometer toll road that will speed up the transport from the mining belts in both countries to the port in Dar.

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