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  • TRIOMF RDC FERTILIZER PRODUCTION TESTS

    Discover the plant on the harbour port of Boma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 2014, this production facility is part of a limited company with a public-private partnership. Explore the factory by viewing the video below.

  • MARKETING AT MINI MARCHÉ – MASSINA

    marketing at the massina shop

    The chain of Mini Marché shops have started a marketing campaign promoting the new look of the shops. There also might be a competition in the near future – STAY TUNED!

  • MINI MARCHE SHOP LOOKING GOOD

    mini marche shops looking good hooffoto

    All of the Mini Marche shops in and around Kinshasa have been given a facelift. The new branding is up and looking good. Visit one of the six shops in the Kinshasa area today:

    • MATETE - Quartier Mutoto, Derrière Maison Communale de Matete
    • YOLO - Commune de Kalamu, Arrêt Bongolo
    • BANDAL - Avenue Pierre Mulele ex 24 Nov, Arrêt Molaert
    • NGIRI NGIRI - Marché Bayaka Commune
    • UPN - Route Matadi Commune de Ngaliema en Face de la
    • STATION - Total Voir Univ. Upn

     

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TRIOMF RDC FERTILIZER PRODUCTION TESTS

Discover the plant on the harbour port of Boma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 2014, this production facility is part of a limited company with a public-private partnership. Explore the factory by viewing the video below.

MARKETING AT MINI MARCHÉ – MASSINA

marketing at the massina shop

The chain of Mini Marché shops have started a marketing campaign promoting the new look of the shops. There also might be a competition in the near future – STAY TUNED!

MINI MARCHE SHOP LOOKING GOOD

mini marche shops looking good hooffoto

All of the Mini Marche shops in and around Kinshasa have been given a facelift. The new branding is up and looking good. Visit one of the six shops in the Kinshasa area today:

  • MATETE - Quartier Mutoto, Derrière Maison Communale de Matete
  • YOLO - Commune de Kalamu, Arrêt Bongolo
  • BANDAL - Avenue Pierre Mulele ex 24 Nov, Arrêt Molaert
  • NGIRI NGIRI - Marché Bayaka Commune
  • UPN - Route Matadi Commune de Ngaliema en Face de la
  • STATION - Total Voir Univ. Upn

 

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MINI MARCHÉ SHOPS GETS A NEW LOOK

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The containers stores in the Kinshasa area have been rebranded and given a new look. The team in the DRC have started revamping the stores one-by-one. All of the shops will soon own this new look. This new face belongs to the store in Matete.

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NEWS AT KINSHASA FRESH PRODUCE MARKET

BUILDING TWO CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

building 2 shutters

All the shutters are up and ready for concrete casting.

WORKSHOP CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

workshop roof

The workshop roof should be completed by Friday, if the weather holds.

STORM WATER DRAIN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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Construction of the main storm water drain progressing swiftly.

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ALL DUMPERS OPERATIONAL

hooffoto dumpers

Thanks to Anthony for fixing the alternators and regulators on the dumpers. He also worked on the wiring of the genie boo a generator and one of the trucks. Repairs done, operations can run smoothly again.

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TEAM BUILDING

Team Building

The management organised a team building event for the construction workers on site to lift their spirits.

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STORM WATER DRAIN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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Construction of the main storm water drain progressing swiftly.

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WORKSHOP CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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An extension is being fitted on the workshop currently covering 600m2.

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BUILDING TWO CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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Casting of Building Two’s concrete walls are progressing at a good pace.

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STORM WATER DRAIN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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Construction of the main storm water drain and main water drain catch pit is progressing at a good pace. They have started on the drain outlet of catch pit one and are reinforcing the concrete drain walls. The connection of the catch pit to the drain is also nearing completion and construction of the catch pit outlet has started. The team has almost completed the foundation footing of the first section of the storm water drain.

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STORM WATER DRAIN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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The first phase of the main storm water drain wall is ready for concrete casting.

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BUILDING TWO CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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The team have started casting the walls for building two. They have also started preparing and cleaning the shutters to be used on the walls.

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RETAINER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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The bottom retainer wall on the second embankment is almost complete.

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STORM WATER DRAIN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

stormwaterdrains update 4

The team is still casting the storm water drain concrete. They have also started preparing for the building of the storm water drain catch pit and the main line side walls.

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STORM WATER DRAIN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

stormwaterdrains update 3

Reinforcing steel has been installed on the main storm water drain and the concrete casting of the foundation has commenced.

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STORM WATER DRAIN UPDATE

stormwaterdrains update 2

Excavations have started on the main storm water drain.

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RETAINER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

retainer wall construction update 5

The team have started on preparations of the embankments for the bottom retainer walls.

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BUILDING 2 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

building 2 construction update 3

Preparations of the steel for the shuttering of the foundations are still ongoing. In some parts they have started installing the shuttering of the foundation walls. The casting of the footing concrete of building 2 are also still underway.

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MARKET ENTRANCE CONSTRUCTION

market entrance

Excavations have started at the market entrance area in preparation of the retainer wall construction.

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BUILDING 2 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

building 2 construction update 2

Preparations have started on the foundation footing trenches of building 2.

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RETAINER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

retainer wall construction update 4

The retainer wall construction is progressing well – the team have started casting the bottom retainer wall footprint on the second embankment, with concrete.

They have also started placing the retainer blocks in some areas of the retainer wall footprint and concrete casting of the foundation footing.

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RETAINER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

retainer wall construction update 3

The casting of the bottom retainer wall footprint on the second embankment, has commenced.

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81 TONS OF STEEL SHIPPED FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO MALUKU, DRC

81 tons of steel shipped

Maluku will be the location of Marchè International De Kinshasa, future home of a large scale fresh produce market in the DRC.

The steel structures will be used during the construction phase of the meat, fish and vegetable market.

The fresh produce market will provide fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish and meat to Congolese Nationals as well as the International market using a web based E-commerce platform. The market will mainly sell products derived from the Bukanga Lonzo Parks, but will also acquire produce from the local farmers.

Marchè International de Kinshasa has the power to aid the almost six million small farmers by helping them gain access to existing and new markets. The role of the fresh produce market is to provide the necessary and obvious facilities to compensate for and cover the expanding gap in the market. The provision of a fresh produce market allows for equal trade opportunities to large sale, commercialised producers and small scale farmers producing small quantities of produce.

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DIESEL SUPPLY TOPPED UP

diesel supply topped up

The team on the Maluku site received a diesel delivery from ENGEN yesterday afternoon. The delivery was made by SEP (Services des Entreprises Pétrolières Congolaises), an independent transported, contracted by ENGEN.

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RETAINER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

retainer wall construction update 2

The top retainer wall foundation on the first embankment is being casted.

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BUILDING 2 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

building 2 construction update

The foundation footing of building 2 is being casted.

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WORKSHOP FLOOR BEING CASTED

workshop floor being casted

The team have started casting the floors of the workshop area with concrete.

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CEMENT ARRIVED ON SITE

cement arrived on site

Offloading 49 tons of cement that arrived on site today.

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CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING 2

construction of building 2

The team have started marking and digging the foundations for building 2 of the Fresh Produce Market.

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CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING 2 UPDATE

construction of building 2 update

Re-enforcing steel grids are being installed in the foundation of building 2.

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CIVIL WORKS ON THE MALUKU SITE

civil works on the maluku site

The team rely on large earth moving equipment to simplify and speed up their tasks. The equipment aid in digging foundations, levelling construction areas and earth moving.

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STORM WATER DRAIN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

storm water drain construction update

The first storm water drain channel has been completely cast with concrete and the second channel’s casting is nearing completion.

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RETAINER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

retainer wall construction update

The top and bottom retainer walls have both been cornered. After digging and compacting the foundations of these walls, the team made use of the retainer blocks manufactured on site.

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STORM WATER DRAINS

stormwaterdrains

Storm water walls are being constructed and the second drain being levelled for concrete preparations.

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RETAINER BLOCKS AND BRICKS BEING MANUFACTURED ON-SITE

retainer block and brick manufacturing teams

 

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CONCRETE DUMPER BEING LOADED BY BATCHER PLANT

concrete dumper being loaded by batcher plant

 

 

RETAINER WALLS

retainer walls

Progress on the retainer walls at the Maluku Site is looking good – The first walls have been filled and are being compacted while the second foundation is being cast.

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AMAZING PROGRESS

amazing progress

The team have started casting the concrete of the storm water drains and commenced digging on the second drain. Preparations for the retainer wall foundations are also still going strong.

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OFFLOADING CONTAINERS

offloading containers

The team at Maluku are offloading containers using their new container jack.

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HEAVY RAINS ON THE MALUKU SITE

heavy rains on the maluku site

The past weekend brought heavy rains to the site of Marché International. Although the rain is much appreciated it makes construction difficult.

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PREPARATIONS FOR DRAINAGE AND BUILDING TWO

preparations for drainage and building two

The team is using a GPS base station to do surveys, check ground levels and stakeout infrastructure of Building 2. This is used in preparation of the construction to start on this building.

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BUILDING 2 PREPARATIONS UNDER WAY

building 2 preparations under way

The team is using a GPS base station to do surveys, check ground levels and stakeout infrastructure of Building 2. This is used in preparation of the construction to start on this building.

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RETAINER WALLS BEING CONSTRUCTED

retainer walls being constructed

Construction of Marché International is moving along swiftly with the retainer walls on the Eastern and Western side (Congo river side) on the inner boundaries going up.

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MARCHE INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION

marche international construction

Not even 48 mm rain can stop the team at the Maluku Site. With storm drains in place, the team powers on in the process of completing the Fresh Produce market on the outskirts of Kinshasa.

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

earthworks firmly moving foward

HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT JOSEPH KABILA VISITS DRC CONTAINER SHOPS IN MATETE

These container shops distribute locally produced maize meal to the local population. The maize crops were grown on the S.E. du Parc Agro de Bukanga-Lonzo Agricultural park. For more information on this project, please visit parcagro.com

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EARTHWORKS FIRMLY MOVING FORWARD

earthworks firmly moving foward

The earthworks on the Maluku site is successfully moving along with the first retaining wall already constructed and the foundation preparation of the retaining wall at the lower end of the premises on track.

 

BRICK BLOCK YARD, GOING STRONG – RUNNING DAY AND NIGHT

brick and block yard

 

 

WORKSHOP DOORS PUT IN PLACE

workshop doors

 

 

DIESEL TANK FLOOR AND SPILLAGE PUMP IS BEING CONSTRUCTED

diesel tank

 

 

CONCRETE WORKS STEADY-GOING

concrete works

 

 

ROAD TO FUTURE HARBOUR

road to harbour

 

 

BUILDING B’S PREPARATION UNDERWAY

building bs preparation underway

The construction team has started groundworks on the northern boundary of the Maluku site in preparation of the terraces of the building that will house the meat packing section.

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GROUNDWORKS ON NORTHERN BOUNDARY

groundworks on northern boundary

The team at Maluku has started on groundworks on the Northern boundary of the site for the construction of the terraces to commence.

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PERIMETER WALL FOUNDATIONS

perimeter wall foundations

The team has started bending crowbar for the foundations of the perimeter wall of Marché International de Kinshasa.

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OVERHEAD BEAMS OF WORKSHOP BEING INSTALLED

overhead beams of workshop

The team have started construction of a 600m2 storage area and workshop. The team got creative with a loader to install the overhead beams.

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OFFICIALS FROM PREMATURE VISIT MALUKU CONSTRUCTION SITE

officials from premature visit maluku construction site

The team on the site of Marché International recently welcomed officials from Premature, on the Maluku site. The officials observed the team in action as well as the astonishing progress being made.

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WORKSHOP AND STORAGE AREA CONSTRUCTION ON TRACK

workshop and storage area construction on track

The team a on the site of the Maluku Market Project is making headway on the workshop and storage area of 1 000 m2. They are currently working on the placement of the concrete foundation, plints and ring beam.

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STEEL FIXING HAS STARTED

steel fixing has started

The construction team at Maluku has commenced with the steel fixing of the 1 000 m2 Storage Building. They constructed a steel mesh mattress for the foundation of this building.

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CONCRETE SLAB FOR DIESEL TANK COMPLETED

concrete slab for diesel tank completed

The concrete slab for the diesel tank has been completed and the team have started the foundation earthworks for the storage building. The earthworks have been done by the use of a Tractor-Loader-Backhoe (TLB) and by hand to achieve the final level – they are awaiting the arrival of a Grader for the completion of the rest of the project.

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MARCHÉ INTERNATIONAL FEATURED IN GRANDS LACS

marche international featured in grands lacs

The Groundbreaking day of Marché International was recently featured in July / August 2015 edition of the DRC government issued magazine, Grands Lacs.

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SECURITY AT MARCHÉ INTERNATIONAL CONSTRSUCTION SITE

security at marche international

The team have obtained a generator for supplying light at night for the security company who guards the containers standing at the lower end of the new storage area. There is a full-time security guard at the container site during the day and night.

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WATER CURING OF CONCRETE SLABS

water curing of concrete slabs

The team at the site of Marché International have started laying concrete for the foundation of this international fresh produce market. They are curing the concrete slabs – which is the process in which concrete is protected from loss of moisture and kept within a reasonable temperature range. The result of this process is increased strength and decreased permeability. Curing is also a key player in mitigating cracks in the concrete, which severely impacts durability.

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OFF-LOADING CEMENT TRUCK BY HAND

off loading cement truck by hand

The construction team off-loaded a cement truck by hand, this week with the help of 10 temporary workers.

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MOVING SWIFTLY

construction project moving swiftly

The construction team is making incredible progress on the site of Marché International, in Maluku DRC. The construction base has been completed and they have commenced with steel fixing for the diesel tank’s concrete base.

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GROUNDWORKS PROGRESSING WITH ASTOUNDING SPEED

groundworks progressing

The team on the site of Marché International in Kinshasa is making astounding progress in terms of groundworks in preparation for the construction of the market facilities.

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DEALING WITH CHALLENGES HEAD ON

dealing with challenges head on

In preparing for the construction of Marché International, the team has many challenges - two trailers have been delivered which will be used as water carts to deal with the dust problem on site.

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5 500 TONS OF TOP SOIL MOVED

5 500 tons of top soil moved

The construction project at the site of Marché International has started with a bang. 5 500 Tons of top soil has been moved in the first three days of earthworks alone. The dumping area of the top soil has been levelled thanks to the efficient work of the construction team. Look forward to more exciting developments in 2015.

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MACHINES FOR BULK EARTHWORKS ARRIVED ATLAST

breaking ground at marche

Following the Ground breaking day ceremony on the 7th of May 2015 at the site of Marché International in Kinshasa, DRC construction promptly kicked off. With the arrival of the MT60 Dumpers and SDLG Excavators, bulk earthworks has commenced. These machines are preparing the site for the enormous construction project of the Marché International which will provide food security as well as economic growth through the agri business.

MANAGING DIRECTOR, JOSÉ DE MELIM’S ADDRESS AT MARCÉ INTERNATIONAL GROUND BREAKING DAY – 7 MAY 2015

Managing Director of Marché International, José de Melim thanking His Excellency the Prime Minister Mr. Matata Ponya and other members of parliament and other distinguished guests. Mr. de Melim speaks with great honour on behalf of the board of directors of Marché International in Kinshasa.

 

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GROUND BREAKING DAY, 7 MAY 2015

The Congolese government launched on Thursday 7 May 2015 the construction of the Marché International of Maluku in Kinshasa, in order to sell products from the Bukanga Lonzo park, but also all the productions from different provinces of the DRC.

 

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BREAKING GROUND AT MARCHÉ INTERNATIONAL

breaking ground at marche

They dug the first test hole on the site of Marché International in Kinshasa to determine the depth of the ‘yellow sand’ which is 1.0 m under the organic top soil. This marks the start of this large construction project of the Marché International.

GROUND BREAKING DAY, 7 MAY 2015

ground breaking day

The 7th of May 2015 marked the ground breaking on the site of the Marché International in Kinshasa, DRC. This day was a special affair with presidential guests including President Josef Kabila himself and the Prime Minister of the DRC. Banners illustrating the market layout as well as products intended to trade with, were displayed on site. Products like fruit, vegetables and a variety of fresh meat will be locally acquired from the nearby farm S.E. Parc Agro Industriel de Bukanga-Lonzo. The Marché International de Kinshasa aims to provide the public with the freshest possible produce which will be stored in state-of-the-art cold rooms on site

GROUND BREAKING DAY, 7 MAY 2015

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The 7th of May 2015 marks the official Ground Breaking Day at the site of the Marché International de Kinshasa, as the first excavations will commence in preparation for this massive project. Present on the day will be important Government Officials and Business Leaders, as Mr José de Melim - Director of the Fresh Produce Market - will launch the project during a high-profile event on site.

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