The Congo Basin is an immense territory which covers around 3.7 million km2 (6.6% % of the area of the African continent). This Basin has a very dense hydrographic network, with navigable waterways estimated at more than 25 000 km in their natural state, of which at least 15 000 km are classified. Due to its geostrategic position, the waterway network, through its terminals, constitutes a real multimodal transport platform and continental service, which represents a great opportunity for the promotion of the regional economy.
The general project objectives are:
• Contribute to the facilitation of trade on the inland waterways of the Congo Basin and the Ogooué River
• Facilitate integration of the Central African sub-region
• Improve integrated management and the sustainable use of water resources.