Kintele, Republic of the Congo, Africa
Year2012latitude: -4° 9'
longitude: 15° 19'
Initiator(s)Betem Group (FR) Italian Corporations GM3, Seas, Frimat Spa et Tosoni
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)French, Italian
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Target population10,000
Town website
Town related links razaville italiens-installes-sur-le-site-du-projet-37850

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Kintele new town is located 20km North East from the capital city Brazzaville and 12km from Talangai, one of the most populated among the administrative districts of the Country. Actually 62% of Congo’s population is concentrated in urban areas, making Congo one of the most urbanized countries on the African Continent. The project was established in 2012 by the Government of Congo in partnership with French and Italian private companies, in order to respond the growing housing need, prevent congestion and overpopulating in the region of Talangai and limit atmospheric pollution caused by intense traffic and use of carbon as the main combustible. The principles at the basis of the project is to promote a model of sustainable land and traffic management, provide an efficient system of waste treatment and encourage the exploitation of renewable resources. As regards the housing policy a mix of housing typologies will discourage ghettoisation of lower income dwellers and a green belt surrounding the residential area will prevent the formation of slums. A public transport network has also been planned to deal with the intense traffic characterizing the Brazzaville area. It will reach all parts of the new city and means of transports (bus, minibus and tram) will be designed to hold a large number of people

source: INTI

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