Australian Nanotech, a subsidiary of Canadian road technology company NTI Nanotech Corp., has announced that it has signed a $1.6 billion contract to construct 3,200 kilometres of roads in D.R. Congo using their proprietary green nanotechnology.
The emerging technology has been deployed around the world in several countries for the past ten years and has proven to be cost-effective, environmentally beneficial and better quality than typical alternatives.
The Province Mai-Ndombe will be one of the first regions of Sub-Saharan Africa to use this disruptive technology.
“We are very excited to proceed with AusNanotech. Not only have they brought to us a product that is environmentally superior, they exceed required standards and for a better price,” said Mr. Paul Mputu Boleilanga, the Province’s Governor, adding “Additionally the company has shown a tenacity to our country and a dedication to conducting business that benefits the citizens of my Province and the DRC, which is refreshing.”
AusNanotech COO, Matthew Lee indicated that the new technology is very appropriate for a sub-Saharan climate. “Our technology is certainly not new, but it is unique because of its properties including water impermeability, it is very appropriate for sub-Saharan Africa and areas that struggle with climate catastrophes. We look forward to working in the DRC.”
AusNanotech is in discussions with several African countries regarding the appropriateness of a solution that offers environmental advantages, cost savings and performance characteristics that are advantageous.
Australian NanoTech employs its technology by stabilizing roads, providing a dry (even in the wet), stable, dust free surface, that lasts for years without needing any maintenance.
Nanotechnology is a branch of technology that deals with dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nanometers, especially the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. The use of technology has been receiving moderate reviews with many countries exploring ways to use it for development.