A sum of USD 74.7m has been approved by The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance the upgrade of Rwanda’s transport system. The entire construction project will cost US$78.99m with counterpart funding of US$4.52m from the Rwandan Government
The project is the first phase of Rwanda’s Transport Sector Project. It involves the rehabilitation of the Base-Rukomo road along the Base-Gicumbi_Rukomo-Nyagatare axis. Some of the components of the project include: the upgrade of 51.54 km between Base and Rukomo, the construction of multifunctional centres for women, the rehabilitation of school facilities along the main road, institutional support to the project executing agency.
The project aims at contributing to the socio-economic development of the country, improving regional integration and standards of living through an improved and integrated transport system. It will also generate sustained employment in rural areas through road maintenance works.
Rwanda is in the process of revamping its transport sector throughout the country. Over 24 Km of roads are being paved to connect some suburbs of the city while reducing congestion on some of the trunk roads. This project is to be implemented between 2015 and 2019.