The Congolese government, after a series of U-turns in the Grand Inga mega-dams project, is now looking again at plans proposed by China Three Gorges. Much to the chagrin of Australia's Fortescue Metals Group, which fears that it will lose the project.
The Australian mining giant, after lengthy negotiations last year with the Congolese state, is waiting impatiently for the signature of a rider to a 2020 convention for the development of the Grand Inga dam. Africa Intelligence can now reveal the details of that document.
As a rival project takes shape in Paris, the Australian miner Fortescue is going all out to secure the lead role in the development of mega-dams on the River Congo.
To silence the criticism that has plagued the development of hydroelectric mega-dams on the Congo River, Félix Tshisekedi's chief of staff is trying to unite the teams involved and garner their support for Australian mining giant Fortescue's project.