The port of Kinshasa plays an important role in trade from and to the interior of the democratic republic of Congo.
On 12 April 2005, Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo concluded cooperation agreements. The the port of Brussels will will help on the reconstruction of the port of the Congolese capital.
Zaire River traffic, unable to navigate the long series of rapids between Kinshasa and the sea, terminates in the port of Kinshasa, and passengers and cargoes continue by rail to the Atlantic Ocean port of Matadi.
The port of Matadi is located in the province of Bas-Congo in the west of the country. It is crucial to imports and exports due to its proximity to the open sea.
On 12 April 2005, Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo concluded cooperation agreements. The port of Antwerp will help on the reconstruction of the Congolese port in Matadi.
from Matadi by cargo ship to:
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