Concession of National Roads RN1 and RN2 in the Republic of the Congo

Republic of Congo
Client: The Republic of the Congo, Ministry of Planning, Territorial Equipment, Major Works
Concession company: La Congolaise des Routes S.A.
Signature of concession agreement: January 2019
Start of operation: March 2019
Concession duration: 30 years

Project overview

The project concerns the Public Service Delegation agreement (DSP) for the concession of the three main national roads of the Republic of Congo:

  • RN1 for the most part 2 x 2 lanes, 535 km long, connects the two main cities of the country: Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville and concentrates 70% of the country's population.
  • RN2 between Brazzaville-Ouesso, mostly 2X2 lanes, 835 km.
  • RN1bis, between Brazzaville and Mindouli, in 2x1 lanes, about 150 km long. This is the old road that bypasses the Congolese capital.

The project has a total length of 1520 km. The RN1 and RN2 are two essential axes of the Congo's road network. Initially, the project focuses on RN1 and a section of RN1bis, RN2 and the second section of RN1bis will be integrated once their rehabilitation has been completed.

The scope of the contract (DSP) covers the design, supply, installation and full operation of toll and weighing equipment, toll collection and user assistance (incident response and towing services) as well as maintenance of national roads (routine maintenance and renewals) over a 30-year concession period. There are 11 toll barriers in place on the RN1 in an open tolling system with a total of 70 toll lanes and 12 weighing stations.

La Congolaise des Routes S.A. (LCR) is composed by the Chinese partner CSCEC (70%), Egis Projects (15%) and the Congolese State (15%). The concession company subcontracts routine and heavy maintenance works to CSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSCEC, and toll, weighing and traffic operations to the local operating subsidiary wholly-owned by Egis Road Operation.

Our missions

Egis is project sponsor and shareholder of the concession company.

Egis is the operator of the project, through its wholly owned subsidiary Egis Road Operation Congo, and integrator of toll and weighing equipment.