In view of its assets, the DRC may become in short term an attic for the whole Africa and even for the world. It has at the same time large arable and fertile land, huge reserves of fresh water, an important rainfall making it possible to have lots of harvests in a year, a lot of sun etc.
Mines and Hydrocarbons
The Democratic Republic of Congo is known for its mining potential representing 1,100 different minerals.
All provinces are entitled to own mineral wealth. The table below illustrates this reality and presents at the same time the different minerals that all provinces of the DRC abound in provinces.
The Congo River with its basin astride the Equator, provides the DRC with a usable energy potential estimated at 100,000 MW, spread across 780 sites in 145 territories and 76 000 villages. This potential represents approximately 37% of the African overall potential and about 6% of the global potential.
The number of the population (70 million) and the wide area (2,345,410 km²) of DRC, are major assets to ensure investment in housing and real estate sector. We however notice overall deficits in housing estimated at 3,945,555, that is, 263,039 houses to be built per year.