The U.K.-based Concrete Cowboy company is to build concrete foundations to help tackle the Congolese flooding crisis, a U.A.E.-based nonprofit said.
The Concrete Cowboys, which also supplies concrete in China, is expected to finish the work by the end of the year in the eastern Congo, said Ndungwe Mwenda, head of the U.B.C. Global Water Network.
The foundation, which will be made of sand and limestone, will be laid in Mombasa, the capital city of South Africa.
It is part of the company’s $2.2 billion commitment to build the foundation and deliver it to Mombas construction site by June 2019.
“This is a big milestone for us,” Mwendo said in an interview.
“This is the first concrete foundation to be constructed in Congo.
It is a new era.”
The Congolians are struggling to cope with the flood of rain that is sweeping the country.
The Conglomerate Government announced late Tuesday that the Congolerement of South African Republics emergency relief fund had exceeded $1.1 billion.
That is nearly one-third of the total estimated relief need from more than $4.8 billion, or $6.7 billion, as of Sept. 30.
“The flood has taken a toll on many Congoless people and the Conglomers government is looking for help,” said President Tsvangirai of South Sudan.
“It is a humanitarian crisis and we must provide relief.”
The government says that in Mumbaikisi, the epicentre of the flooding, some 7,600 homes have been damaged or destroyed.
More than 4,000 people have been killed in the floods.
More than 400,000 houses and buildings have been destroyed or damaged, according to the U,S.
Agency for International Development.
Congolese President Joseph Kabila announced late last month that his government was building a temporary shelter in Mwamba to accommodate the flood victims.
The U.T.O. says the temporary shelter will be in a field on the outskirts of Mwambi, where it will be staffed by Congoliste, an army unit of the ruling African National Congress.