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Industrial Development in the DRC

Discover Kin-Malebo SEZ

Congo Industrial Platforms (CIP) is a joint venture partnership between Arise IIP (60%) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Government (40%). 

Our primary focus is creating long-term value-addition and sustainable processing of local raw materials in the DRC. Kin-Malebo SEZ is committed to assuring that its local and foreign investors take part in thriving value chains for manufacturing, commercialization in the local market, and export.

Strategically located in Kinshasa, one of the world’s fastest growing megacities in Africa, Kin-Malebo SEZ offers investors the best entry to a direct market of nearly 20 million inhabitants.

Congo Industrial Platforms – Master Plan of Kin Malebo

Key stats


of the largest tropical rainforest in Africa


largest country in Africa


most populous country in Africa


producer of cobalt

Connectivity and integrated logistics within CIP

Dedicated and direct access to the Port of Kinshasa (40km)

Direct Connectivity between Matadi and Kinshasa

Excellent road connectivity to the main international airport in Kinshasa (20km)

Benefits for investors in the Kin-Malebo SEZ


  • One-stop shop for express-line processing of all business formalities
  • Long- term lease for investors
  • Facilitated commercial operations
  • Simplified procedure for visa issuance


  • Exemption on corporate income tax for the first 10 years
  • 0% on the property tax on built-up and non-built-up land for the first 10 years
  • Full import VAT exemption
  • 0% on the tax on dividend for the first 10 years
  • 100% freedom to repatriate capital and profits


  • 100% exemption from import of equipment, machinery, spare parts, and raw materials in connection with production for the first 10 years

World-class infrastructure at CIP