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Congo Industrial Platforms


Democratic Republic of Congo | Special Economic Zone

about CIP

Congo Industrial Platform (CIP) is a strategic partnership between the DRC and ARISE IIP, spanning 530 ha in Kinshasa, one of the world’s fastest growing megacities. With a strategic goal to attract investments exceeding USD 850 million, CIP is committed to nurturing a sustainable economic growth environment, by providing a robust ecosystem designed to empower and accelerate investor success.

 

The zone presents a spectrum of unique investment opportunities and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, encompassing industrial facilities, spacious road networks. Investors benefit from our unmatched utility services, which include reliable water supply, energy solutions, and efficient single-window clearance. These offerings make CIP a premier investment hub, perfectly positioned to leverage the DRC’s burgeoning industrial landscape.

With its emphasis on enhancing local value processing, CIP Kin-Malebo offers a remarkable opportunity for investors seeking to expand their businesses. CIP’s strategic focus on consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceutical production, electronic assembly, beverage production, construction materials, recycling and wood processing, positions the Kin- Malebo special economic zone as a hub of industrial activity and economic growth. ​CIP aims to create nearly 20,000 jobs while attracting substantial multi-sectoral investments. ​ 

528 Ha

Zone Area

DR Congo

Location

$850 Mn

FDIs Target

CIP investment sectors
CIP investment opportunities
why invest in CIP?

Business Ease & Ownership Advantages

  • Unlock the Future of Industrial Excellence with Congo Industrial Platform, a premier business hub created through a robust partnership between the Congolese government and the Arise Group.
  • CIP provides unmatched benefits including tax incentives, streamlined business processes, investors support, and efficient single-window clearance.
  • Investors are invited to engage in processing activities across various sectors, with a focus on FMCG, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, plastics recycling, consumer electronics, and timber processing.
  • Equipped with top-tier infrastructure like power, water, logistical support to the Port of Matadi, and ample facilities, the platform ensures a conducive environment for business.
  • One-stop shop for express-line processing of all business formalities

    Long-term lease for investors

    Facilitated commercial operations

    Simplified procedure for visa issuance

Fiscal Incentives for Investors

  • Exemption on corporate income tax for the first 10 years – 50% reduction from the 11th year.

    0% on the property tax on built-up and non-built-up land for the first 10 years - 50% reduction from the 11th year.

    0% on the tax on dividend for the first 10 years - 50% reduction from the 11th year.

    100% freedom to repatriate capital and profits

    100% exemption of customs duties on the import of equipment, machinery, and spare parts for the first 10 years

    100% exemption of the VAT on the importation of equipment, machinery, and spare parts for the first 10 years

    Parafiscal incentives - 50% reduction on the applicable rate for 1) Tax revenues under the central authority, 2) Non-tax revenues under the jurisdiction of the Provinces and decentralized territorial entities, 3) Fees collected by public entities

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Ongoing Constructions

Ongoing Constructions

Over $1 Bn

worth untapped opportunities for investors

FACILITIES IN CIP
Road Network

Road Network

Jetty

Jetty

Port Connectivity

Port Connectivity

Medical Centre

Medical Centre

Internet

Internet

Water Supply

Water Supply

Single Window Operation

Single Window Operation

Raw Materials

Raw Materials

Training Centre

Training Centre

Drainage System

Drainage System

Electricity

Electricity

Construction Ready Land

Construction Ready Land

Police Station

Police Station

Fire Station

Fire Station

Inland Container Depot

Inland Container Depot

Our clients

DRC_PIA-plus-Rwanda-Togo-FHC Medica

Visions & testimonials

Denis Sassou N’Guesso
President of Republic of Congo

Denis Sassou N’Guesso

The 2021-2026 Social project of the Republic of Congo is focused on the industrialization of the country. The implementation of this ambitious plan – to structurally transform our economy – is based on the development of four existing special economic zones (SEZs), including: Pointe-Noire, Brazzavi...

Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso
Minister for International Cooperation & PPPs

Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso

At the dawn of the opening of the continental free trade zone, our country located in the heart of Africa must be a strategic hub for production, processing and distribution. It is in this perspective that the government of the Republic of Congo has decided to trust the ARISE group to ensure the dev...

Jean-Marc Thystere Tchicaya
Minister of SEZs & Economic Diversification

Jean-Marc Thystere Tchicaya

We welcome the partnership with the Arise IIP Group which, through the Industrial Platforms of Congo Pointe-Noire (PICP), is working hard to, in particular, make the Special Economic Zone of Pointe-Noire operational which, on relying on sectors with high growth potential, will become the driving for...

Patrice Talon
President of the Republic of Benin

Patrice Talon

We have adopted a law to promote Special Economic Zones and the first Industrial Zone in Glo-Djigbé is fully operational and already welcoming investors. Benin's ambition is to become an industrial hub for the transformation of agricultural products such as cashew, cotton, shea butter, pineapple, s...

Gaston Dossouhoui
Minister-Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries

Gaston Dossouhoui

Benin is entering an important phase in its history, that of going far with serious project leaders who will process raw materials and create jobs for young Beninese. These factories remain a safe destination for our raw materials and a prerequisite for increasing our agricultural production.

Michael Derus
Ambassador of Germany to Benin

Michael Derus

It’s truIy impressive ! I was very pleased to return to GDIZ. My last visit was less than a year ago and I’m very impressed by the swift development I have seen, particularly in the Garment Training Center (GTC). The Zone has a great potential for international development.

Dr Akinwumi Adesina
President of African Development Bank (AFDB)

Dr Akinwumi Adesina

I am impressed by the scope of Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ). It will contribute to the industrialization of Benin by promoting the local transformation of Benin’s natural resources (cotton, cashew nuts, pineapples and others) and the creation of jobs for Benin’s youth. Congratulations to the Pr...

Arnaud Floris
Coordinator Africa- BPI France

Arnaud Floris

Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) reflects Benin's boldness and innovation: an inspiration for African countries with its immense potential for industrial development. We are committed to support, co-finance and co-invest in agribusiness projects, as a demonstration of our faith in Benin's vision an...

Joseph Owondault Berre
Vice-President of the Gabonese

Joseph Owondault Berre

Everything is in place within the Nkok SIZ to foster high-quality projects and achievements. This Zone is a tool for promoting Gabon's expertise. It was a truly memorable visit.

Evariste Ndayisimiye
President of the Republic of Burundi

Evariste Ndayisimiye

GSEZ is an example in the transformation of natural resources.

Raymond Ndong Sima
Prime Minister, Head of Government- Gabonese

Raymond Ndong Sima

Together, let's build our future by increasing our production capacity and exploring innovative avenues to maintain our position of choice on the international market.

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