Project cost: US$10 million
Project start date: July 2017
The DRC’s first national museum was built on instruction of former president Mobutu with the aim of redefining the country’s identity after the colonialism period. The museum comprised a set of small warehouses with an instore capacity estimated to 50 000 items, including collections, paintings, cultural artefacts and audio recording documents.
Unfortunately, the museum has been neglected as a result of lack of maintenance. In 2017, the Korean government offered to construct a new museum, one that is able to house the former national museum items, as well as those items from Europe as part of a restitution programme. The new building was built in
Lingwala, and was inaugurated at the end of June 2019.
We are proud to have supplied a total of 2 195 tonnes of cement – both SURECAST and SURECEM.