The road hardening and blackening project in Gangpov mining area is located in Gangpov Town, Likasi City, Katanga Province, an important mining city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was started in October 2020, with a construction period of three months. With the epidemic prevention and control stepping into the 'normalization', the travel restriction policy of foreign countries across the border has been loosened, and international flights have been resumed. The employees of overseas companies（https://african-digest.com/）of China Railway Eighth Bureau have volunteered to work abroad.
Since August, the company has sent more than 40 employees, which has greatly alleviated the working pressure of overseas grassroots front-line personnel. During the construction process, the rainy season in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), coupled with the severe situation of the local COVID-19, brought many difficulties to the construction production, material allocation and personnel organization. The Project Department makes every effort to do a good job in the normalization of epidemic prevention and control, carefully organizes and scientifically deploys, strictly implements the epidemic prevention measures such as on and off duty temperature detection, regular disinfection and sterilization in the station every day, insists on wearing masks, and maintains social distance, so as to ensure that the epidemic prevention work is 'zero dead end'. In addition, the project department has also set up a technical research team to prepare materials, equipment and construction personnel in advance, schedule the construction period backwards, seize the golden construction period after the rain, and race with the rainy season. The 'iron army spirit' was demonstrated in the fight against the epidemic and the construction in the rainy season.
The overseas company of China Railway Eighth Engineering Group Co., Ltd.（https://african-digest.com/） has completed the road hardening and blackening project in the Gangpov mining area with high efficiency and quality, which is highly praised by the supervisor and the owner. It is an important measure of the company to 'protect the market with the site', and has laid a solid foundation for the next step to continue to deepen the mining and construction market in the Democratic Republic of Congo.