Rwanda, China discuss Kigali-Bugera Airport road expansion financing

By IGIHE
On 2 February 2018 at 09:03

The Government of Rwanda and China are discussing a financing agreement to expand the Kigali-Bugesera Airport road, to ease traffic.

The Minister of Infrastructure, James Musoni recently said that Rwanda and China are discussing ways China could help in expanding the road that will link Kigali with the Airport.

“We are discussing the expansion of this road from Kicukiro to the Airport, we want to ease the traffic,” he said.

Trade Advisor in the Embassy of China in Rwanda, Wang Jiaxin told IGIHE that China requested Rwanda to draft the project and China is prepared to finance it.

“We requested our Rwandan counterparts to prepare the project and hand us the loan request and other related documents so that the financing process can start. A step has been made,” said Jiaxin.

“Things will depend on the study that will be conducted, but today I cannot give you the last answer as it is a big project that will require officials in China to decide on it,” he added.

Bugesera Airport is being constructed by Mota-Engil Africa and the first phase will be completed by December this year at a budget of USD418 million. The Airport is expected to receive 1.7 million passengers per year.

Trade Advisor in the Embassy of China in Rwanda, Wang Jiaxin

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