ABN - A significant road expansion project in the capital city of Rwanda will begin this month, announced Parfait Busabizwa, Kigali’s vice mayor in charge of economic development.
Funds for the road works will be provided by Rwandan and Chinese sources, after the project was contracted to China Road Bridge Corporation, an established construction and infrastructure firm.
However, Busabizwa confirmed that expropriation costs associated with the expansion work will be met by the Rwandan government. This figure is forecasted to be around Rwf4 billion (US$4.9 million).
“The road upgrade will be in two phases; the first from the roundabout in town to Gatsata, Kanogo to Rwandex and to Prince House in Remera. This will be about 54km in total,” said the vice mayor.
Upon completion, the expansion will ease the effects of traffic jams across Kigali’s city centre, especially during peak travel times. The total cost is expected to reach $76 million.