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The Republic of Congo’s Infrastructure : A Continental Perspective

ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY ACCESS TO GRID ELECTRICITY ACCESSIBILITY ACCOUNTING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AIR AIR MARKET AIR TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT AIRPORTS APPROACH ARTERY AUTONOMY AVAILABILITY AVIATION SECTOR BALANCE BANDWIDTH BORDER CROSSINGS BORDER TRANSMISSION BOTTLENECKS BRIDGE BUDGET EXECUTION CABLE CABLE NETWORK CABLE SYSTEM CAPITAL BUDGETS CAPITAL COSTS CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT CAPITAL NEEDS CAPITALS CARGO CARS CHEAPER POWER COLLECTION OF BILLS CONCESSION CONCESSIONAIRES CONCESSIONS CORRIDOR INVESTMENT COST OF SERVICE COST RECOVERY COSTS OF POWER COUNTRY COMPARISONS DEBT DEFICITS DIESEL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER DISTRIBUTION LOSSES DISTRIBUTION NETWORK DRAINAGE ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE EFFECTIVE PRICE ELECTRICITY ELECTRICITY SUPPLY ELECTRICITY TARIFFS ELECTRIFICATION EXPANSION OF GENERATION CAPACITY FEEDER ROADS FINANCIAL DATA FREIGHT FREIGHT COSTS FUEL GAS GENERATING CAPACITY GENERATION GENERATION CAPACITY GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY GOVERNMENT BUDGET GOVERNMENT PLANS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH RATES HIGHWAY HYDROELECTRIC PLANTS HYDROELECTRIC POWER HYDROPOWER INCUMBENT OPERATOR INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS INFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS INTERNATIONAL GATEWAYS INTERNATIONAL MARKETS INVENTORY INVESTMENT CLIMATE INVESTMENT IN ROADS INVESTMENT PROGRAM JOINT VENTURE KILOWATT HOUR KILOWATT-HOUR LEGISLATION LOCOMOTIVE LOGISTICS SERVICES LOWER PRICES MAINTENANCE COSTS MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT MODE OF TRANSPORT MONTHLY WATER BILL NATIONAL TRANSPORT O&M OIL OIL PRICE OPEN ACCESS OPERATING COSTS PASSENGER SERVICES PORT AUTHORITY PORT FACILITIES POWER POWER CONSUMPTION POWER DEMAND POWER GENERATION POWER GENERATION CAPACITY POWER GRID POWER NETWORK POWER PLANT POWER SECTOR POWER STATION POWER TRADE PRICE OF POWER PRIVATE OPERATORS PRIVATE SECTOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT PRODUCTIVITY PUBLIC PUBLIC ENTERPRISES PUBLIC EXPENDITURE PUBLIC FUNDING PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC INVESTMENTS PUBLIC PRIVATE INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC SECTOR PUBLIC SERVICE PUBLIC SPENDING PUBLIC WORKS RAIL RAIL CONNECTION RAIL CORRIDOR RAIL CORRIDORS RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE RAIL LINK RAIL NETWORK RAIL OPERATOR RAIL TRAFFIC RAIL TRANSPORTATION RAILWAY RAILWAY SERVICE RAILWAY SYSTEM RAILWAYS REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK REHABILITATION INVESTMENTS REVENUE COLLECTION ROAD ROAD ASSETS ROAD CONNECTIONS ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ROAD INVESTMENT ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD NETWORK ROAD SECTOR ROAD TRAFFIC ROADS ROLLING STOCK ROUTE ROUTES RURAL ROADS SAFETY SANITATION SANITATION INFRASTRUCTURE SANITATION SECTOR SANITATION SERVICES SAVINGS SEAT CAPACITY SERVICE EXPANSION SPEEDS STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SUBSIDIARY SURFACE TRANSPORT TARIFFS FOR WATER TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELEPHONE CALLS THERMAL PLANT TRAFFIC TRAFFIC DENSITY TRAFFIC VOLUME TRAINS TRANSIT TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS TRANSMISSION CAPACITY TRANSMISSION LINE TRANSPORT CORRIDORS TRANSPORT INDUSTRY TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT INVESTMENTS TRANSPORT MODE TRANSPORT NETWORK TRANSPORT PLAN TRANSPORT POLICY TRANSPORT PROJECTS TRANSPORT SAFETY TRANSPORT SECTOR TREASURY TRUCK PROCESSING URBAN TRANSPORT URBAN WATER UTILITY URBANIZATION USER CHARGES UTILITIES UTILITY BILL UTILITY BILLS UTILITY SERVICES WATER CONSUMPTION WATER SUPPLY WATER TARIFFS WATER UTILITIES
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Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Central Africa | Congo, Republic of
2012-03-19T18:05:21Z | 2012-03-19T18:05:21Z | 2011-10-01

Infrastructure contributed half a percentage point to the Republic of Congo's annual per capita GDP growth from 2001 to 2006. If the country's infrastructure were improved to the level seen in Mauritius, the regional leader, it could contribute more than 3 percentage points to annual per capita growth. The Republic of Congo's existing infrastructure is concentrated in the developed south, reflecting the country's urbanization patterns. Links spread from there to the less-developed north, where there are vast areas of underexploited dense forest. The Republic of Congo's power sector offers the greatest potential for infrastructure-based economic growth, but major inefficiencies need to be addressed. Transit improvements would also make significant contributions to growth by improving connections to the north and to neighboring countries. Additional opportunities include rehabilitating the fixed-line telephone operator to spread Internet access. The country's water and sanitation infrastructure is in relatively good shape. Spending on infrastructure was $460 million per year in the Republic of Congo during the mid-2000s. Based on these spending levels, if all inefficiencies were eliminated, the country would face an infrastructure funding gap of $270 million a year and would not meet infrastructure targets for 31 years. Spending rose to $550 million per year in 2008-09. If the Republic of Congo could maintain these higher spending levels, the funding gap would essentially disappear. The nation could further reduce the funding gap by adopting lower-cost technologies to meet infrastructure targets.

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