Inside Groupe Duval’s eco-friendly project expected to develop architectural marvels in Kigali

On 27 January 2021 at 12:56

President Paul Kagame yesterday received Eric Duval, the CEO of Duval Group, and his team who are in Rwanda to discuss ongoing investment projects.

Groupe Duval is a French company established in 1996 by Eric Duval. With 25 years experience investing in real estate, it currently has over 4000 employees. It has so far earned over $ 700 million from executed projects.

The company has been constructing eco-friendly buildings in Rwanda through its subsidiary ‘Duval Great Lakes Ltd’ led by Vicky Murabukirwa.

Groupe Duval has huge investments in real estate, hospitality and food processing among others.

Having executed mega construction projects in Rwanda including BPR headquarters located in Kigali city, the company is making preparations to develop a multibillion environmental-friendly complex known as ‘Inzovu mall’ at premises that used to house the Ministry of Justice and Supreme Court in Kimihurura, near Kigali Convention Centre.

The complex mall will be home to ‘Odalys City Business Apart Hotel’ with 140 service apartment rooms, conference rooms, offices, entertainment and exhibition areas.

It will also have Cinema rooms, markets, shops, bars and restaurants, Forex Bureaus, natural areas, children areas, playgrounds, pharmacies, clinics and others.

Once completed, the mall will be a complementary project besides Kigali Convention Centre.

Construction activities for the multibillion project are expected to start this year, once businesses operating in the buildings have relocated.

Speaking to IGIHE in July last year, the CEO of Duval Great Lakes Ltd, Vicky Murabukirwa said that the project expected to be completed within two years will also contribute to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) program.

The project will be implemented on 26,000 square metres where green technologies will also be integrated. The plot of land where the Ministry of Justice and Supreme Court are headquartered was handed to these investors as published in the Official Gazette of 26th April 2020.

The company will also take over the management of Golf course through UGolf Great Lakes Ltd, a subsidiary of UGolf operating under the auspice of Groupe Duval.

Inzovu Mall will be developed at premises of the Ministry of Justice and Supreme Court.
President Paul Kagame yesterday received Eric Duval, the CEO of Duval Group with his team.