Construction of the first phase of the New Bugesera International Airport in the Eastern Province has got underway.
The preliminary works started in January 2016, whereas real construction started 30th June 2017, and is expected to be completed by December 2018.
Our reporter who visited the site says that the expansive site is awash with engineering works, clearing and executing different activities that will see the facility as one of the most modern airport in the region. Upon completion, the airport will have capacity of receiving over one million and seven hundred thousand passengers annually. The total cost is estimated to be U$ 418 million (Approximately Rwf 351billion).