Transport in the Republic of the Congo


Transport in the Republic of the Congo

= Railways =

"total:"795 km (includes 285 km private track) - Congo-Ocean Railway connects Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
"narrow gauge:"795 km 1.067-m gauge (1995 est.)

Railway links to adjacent countries

* Democratic Republic of the Congo (Cabinda) - no - same gauge 1067mm
* Gabon - no - break of gauge 1067mm/1435mm
* Cameroon - no - break of gauge 1067mm/1000mm
* Central African Republic - no - no railways

Maps

* [http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/congo.pdf UN Map]

* [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900LargeMaps/SKAR-64GDLY?OpenDocument&cc=cog&rc=1]

* [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/fullMaps_Af.nsf/luFullMap/BC0EF176D6BCADE385256C0800474100/$File/wfp_safr_rails0702.pdf?OpenElement UNJLC Rail map of Southern Africa]

Cities served by rail

(main stations only)
* Pointe-Noire - port
* Monto Bello - junction for Mbinda
* Brazzaville - capital

* Monto Bello - junction for Mbinda
* Mbinda - railhead for Franceville, Gabon and former COMILOG Cableway

Timeline

2007

* 12 April, 2007 According to Engineering News, a South Korean consortium has agreed to build a new 800km railway in the Congo-Brazzaville Republic in return for timber concessions. They would build a railway from Brazzaville to Ouesso in the Sangha region in the north-west of our country. A two-year feasibility study would take place before signing a final agreement with the government and starting construction work on the railway. See CMKC Group.

2006

* [http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RURI-6P7PSC?OpenDocument Rail service suspended by floods and oil shortages]

2003

* [http://www.cpcstrans.com/Investment/InvestCongo.htm Concessioning]

Highways

"total:"12,800 km
"paved:"1,242 km
"unpaved:"11,558 km (1996 est.)

Waterways

the Congo and Ubangi (Oubangui) rivers provide 1,120 km of commercially navigable water transport; other rivers are used for local traffic only

Pipelines

crude oil 25 km

Ports and harbors

Atlantic Ocean

* Pointe-Noire

Congo River

* Brazzaville
* Impfondo

Other Rivers

* Oyo

Sangha River

* Ouesso

Airports

36 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways

"total:"4
"over 3,047 m:"1
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"3 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways

"total:"32
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"8
"914 to 1,523 m:"14
"under 914 m:"10 (1999 est.)

See also

* Republic of the Congo

References


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