China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation (CITCC) and state-backed provider Congolese Society of Post and Telecommunication (Societe Congolaise des Postes et Telecommunications, SCPT) have completed the second phase of the national fibre-optic network project, with the completion of a 3,300km link connecting the capital Kinshasa with Kasumbalesa on the Zambian border. Agence Ecofin reports that construction was started in March 2014 and cost USD221 million, financed via an agreement with the China EXIM bank.
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