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Official launch of the activities of the 2th edition of the fair International Agricultural of Kinshasa: Under the initiative of the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture of Kinshasa, the official launch for the 2nd International Agricultural Fair of Kinshasa took place on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the KEMPISKI FLEUVE CONGO HOTEL. During the ceremony, several speeches were                                                    The Democratic Republic of Congo presents the Doing Business 2018 reforms: Under the patronage of His Excellency BAHATI LUKUEBO, Minister of State, Minister of Planning, the National Agency for the Promotion of Investment organized on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at  Pullman Hotel, a workshop presenting the 2018 Doing Business reforms. Six indicators                                                    “The time for Africa is now – we can’t slow down, we must quicken the pace”: Adesina: India is the perfect place for the African Development Bank to focus on the transformative power of agriculture, Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has told the African, Indian and international press. “India is an inspiration to Africa, in that its Green                                                    ANAPI will take part at the DRC Mining Week which will be taking place in Lubumbashi on 23-24 June: DRC Mining Week is a well-established annual mining investment event aimed at creating an enabling environment to boost the industrialisation of the mining sector. The three-day programme will feature: a two-day conference for international and national stakeholders to gain knowledge and                                                    Burey Gold expands in Kilo-Moto greenstone belt: Mining company Burey Gold inked an agreement with Emirati firm Medidoc FZE to buy a 60% onterest in Tendao project which comprises five exploration licences covering a total of 1,456 km², in North-Western part of DR Congo. The deal will                                                    AfDB and Japan to spend $3bn to boost growth in Africa: During the sixth edition of the Tokyo International Conference for Africa’s Development (TICAD VI) recently held in Nairobi, Kenya, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government of Japan signed a $3 billion agreement to boost growth in private sector                                                    DRC will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi: The Democratic Republic of Congo will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi, Kenya's capital. The delegation led by the Managing Director of the National Vocational Training Institute (INPP), Maurice Tshikuya                                                    kwilu: sensitization of executives of the public administration on the improvement of the business climate: Executives of the public administration and the private sector in the province of Kwilu and particularly those from Bandundu city, the capital of the province have been sensitized for two days on the reforms implemented to improve the business and                                                    Need to adapt the geological map of the DRC to the understanding of new minerals: Mr. Ikoli, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Mines, noted the need to adapt the old geological map of 1972 to the understanding of new minerals at the opening of the validation workshop of the new geological map                                                    FIKIN opens its doors this Saturday 16th of July 2016: The fair activities of Kinshasa for the year 2016 will start on Saturday, July 16 and close on 15th August, announced the Director General of the International Fair of Kinshasa (FIKIN), Eugene Bokopolo. The N ° 1 of FIKIN engaged with the                                                   

Tourism

I. Potentials

DRC offers a wide range of tourist attractions through different provinces that have multifaceted features likely to be exploited for the development of several types of tourism (seaside, cultural, leisure, discovery, business, safaris, ...).

It is about :

  • 25 million hectares, or 10.47% of the country established in protected areas ;
  • 7 national parks and 57 Reserves and Hunting Areas including 5 included on the World Heritage list of UNESCO (Virunga*, Kahuzi Biega*, Garamba*, SALONGA* and fauna reserve of Okapi) ;
  • 4 endemic species : Mountain gorilla, Okapi, bonobo (pygmy chimpanzee), Congolese Peacock ;
  • A variety of ecosystem covering nearly 145 million hectares, or the second block of tropical forest in the world after the Amazon and one of the biodiversity reserves on the planet ;
  • Wilderness ((the Congo River, the Atlantic coast (37 km), the impressive waterfalls, lakes and their contours, mountainous areas of East) built (heritage monuments, religious buildings, and cultural (a rich mix of cultures and traditions around 450 ethnic groups), works of art markets, historic sites ;
  • 70 million people, the Congolese population is a prime target for tourism promoters, especially youth in search of recreation ;
  • Host infrastructures : 284 airport platforms including 5 international airports, 349 travel agencies in three categories including those affiliated to IATA and other local ; 2,365 hotels unclassified and classified with an overall installed capacity of 27,963 home rooms ; 4500 km of waterways ;
  • Several support services to the deployment of tourism activities, among which are : transportation, travel agencies, accommodation and catering ;

II. Strengths

  • Because of its strategic position on Equator in the heart of Africa, the DRC is located at the crossroads of initial or final destinations for tours of Southern Africa, Central and Eastern.
  • Different provinces connection paths allow to organize inter-provincial and intra-regional circuits on various tourist routes through the 11 provinces and from 9 countries that border the DRC.
  • The sharing of common tourism products with neighboring countries and the extension of regional spaces destinations are opportunities to enhance existing markets and create new tourism markets in the Great Lakes region, SADC, COMESA and ECCAS to which the DRC belongs.
  • The DRC recorded an increasing migration flow, dominated by youth (over 60% of the population and the middle class), the Congolese diaspora as well as the international visitors of the business and cultural community.

III. Legal framework

The revival of tourism has been included among the DRC government’s priorities. This sector, byproduct of the environment, was set up in the Ministry which will incessantly provided with a framework legislation being drafted.

IV. Achievements

  • Peace restoration process in the finals ;
  • Renovation of botanical and zoological gardens of Kinshasa through the Public-Private Partnership ;
  • Modernization of 4 major airports in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma and Kisangani ;
  • Support to the approval of a hundred tourist investment projects including 85 hotel projects ;
  • Strengthening the capacity with the rehabilitation and modernization of some Hotels of Congolese heritage through the Public-Private partnership, including the three 5 star hotels (Grand Hotel Kinshasa, Fleuve CongoHotel in Kinshasa ; Grand Karavia Hotel in Lubumbashi) ;
  • Creation of a national airline ;
  • The reduction to four of the number of public services which shall operate in the border posts (Migration Management, Department of Hygiene, Congolese Control Authority and Customs Authority) ;
  • Opening the country to large events and other international forums (forums, conferences, sports, conferences, ...) ;
  • Rehabilitation and construction of historical sites and creation of approval public spaces.

V. Outlook

The DRC has revised in 2013 its master plan projected on 15 years with the following objectives to reach 1,146,962 international tourists futures and revenue of US $ 17.300.000.00 estimated at 10% of the value of the Congolese GDP in 2012.

To generate these flows, the areas of intervention below are concerned :

  • Promotion and Preservation of the flagship animal species : rehabilitation of national parks, creation of ecological niches, rehabilitation of access roads ;
  • Green Tourism Promotion : Environmental conservation ;
  • Valuation of reserves and natural sites : Creation of recreation sites, amusement parks ;
  • Offer in Tourist transport (air, road, river and lake) ;
  • Creation of hosting sites : creation of hotels and hospitality facilities and tourist animation in the perspective of decentralization, the new provinces will need to create luxury hotels ;
  • Creation of services of agencies and tourist offices ;
  • Support for training and promotion of Tourism (Guide, website editing, online travel agency, design and production of promotional materials).

Targeted investment projects depend on the public-private partnership and require feasibility studies.

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