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