Economic Areas Category: AGRICULTURAL AREAS
The Bukanga Lonzo Agribusiness Park is located at 260 Km South-East of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mapped in the heart of Africa, the DRC is a country of 71.3 million inhabitants (BCC: Condensé Hebdo, Oct 2015). The DRC has 80 million hectares of high quality agricultural land. Its economy is one of the fastest growing in the World (8,4% GDP growth projected in 2015). Kinshasa, the capital city, is a huge domestic market of over 10 million people.
The Park is the first of a series of 22 others that the Government of DR Congo is planning to build in order to develop the agribusiness. It is a joint venture between the Government of DR Congo and the private sector. The Park covers 75,000 hectares of arable land, watered by the Kwango and Lonzo rivers.