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Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road completed at a cost of US$376 million

By IGIHE
On 3 April 2021 at 10:32

Rehabilitation and upgrading works of the 208 km Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road expected to enhance connectivity have been completed at a cost of $376.5 million (over Rwf 350 billion).

The development has been revealed by the Ministry of Infrastructure via Twitter handle.

“It was in February 2018, 3 years now after the start of the rehabilitation and upgrading works of the of 208 Km Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road. Today, this regional road network is an emblematic facility connecting Northern and Central Corridors, constructed at a cost of $376.5 million,” reads the tweet.

Speaking to IGIHE, the deputy Director General of Rwanda Transport Development Authority (RTDA), Patrick Emile Baganizi has said that construction activities were carried out smoothly without delays.

He explained that the road is expected to facilitate connectivity among cross border traders.

“The road paves the way for development activities in Nyagatare, Kayonza and Kirehe districts. The road will also boost connectivity among regional countries. You remember that trucks transporting goods from Mombasa port use the road to reach Kagitumba as well as those from Dar es Salaam to Rusumo border. Using quality roads reduces time trucks used to spend along the road,” he said.

Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road has been completed at a cost of US$376 million.

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