Democratic Republic of Congo: South Africa’s PPC has agreed with its lenders to reschedule debts from the construction of a cement plant in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The cement producer said that the total capital requirements for the DRC plant will now be limited to interest payments from January 2018 until January 2020, according to Reuters. The debt renegotiation has included an extension of the repayment period by an additional two years and a change to the interest rate.
PPC Barnet DRC is 69% owned by PPC, 21% owned by Barnet Group and the remaining 10% is owned by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The plant is 60% debt funded by the IFC and Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank.