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CONGO: Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation Rodolphe Adada and China Railway Construction Corp signed an agreement to study rehabilitation of the 1 067 mm gauge Chemin de Fer Congo-Océan network on December 21.

Both the Pointe Noire - Brazzaville main line and the Mont Bélo - Mbinda branch are to be modernised.

According to CFCO Director-General Jean-Francois Cotin, 'significant investment' is needed. CRCC is to carry out technical and financial feasibility studies, and would then arrange the necessary funding.