Govt. Targets to connect over 168,000 households in 2020/21 fiscal year

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 23 June 2020 at 07:23

The Government of Rwanda is targeting to have connected over 168,000 new households by the end of fiscal year 2020/21, on both on and off-grid systems, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana has told Parliament.

Minister Ndagijimana said construction of the Mamba-Rwabusoro-Rilima power line will continue, transmitting electricity that is generated from the Hakan power plant, located in Gisagara District.

Construction of the Kigoma-Ngozi power grid that interconnects Rwanda-Burundi, and Shango power grid that interconnects Rusumo-Bugesera will continue.

The government has also committed to providing electricity to 240 development sites and where important services are provided, including markets, educational institutions, and business centers.

In the 2020/21 budget, a project to provide electricity to the people across the country will be allocated Rwf 34.2 billion; the Kigoma-Ngozi power line project linking Rwanda and Burundi is worth Rwf9.9 billion.

Also set on the agenda are a project to build a power line connecting Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo worth Rwf5.5 billion and Mamba-Rwabusoro-Rilima power line project worth Rwf 13.3 billion

Dr. Ndagijimana said that construction work on the KV 220 Mamba-Rwabusoro-Rilima power line with a length of 79.3 km and the 110 KV Bugesera-Gahanga power plant and its affiliates has reached 96.5%.

He added that the construction of a 119-kilometer pipeline with a capacity of 220 KV for Rusumo-Bugesera-Shango construction work is completed at 50%.

Minister Ndagijimana said construction of the Mamba-Rwabusoro-Rilima power line will continue, transmitting electricity that is generated from the Hakan power plant

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