Rwanda - Livestock Infrastructure Support Programme - Advance Payment from the Project Preparation Financing Facility (PPF)

Rwanda's Vision 2020 document envisages the country as a middle-income economy with a healthier and better educated population, with life expectancy increasing to 55 years, full literacy, and a per capita income of US$ 900 by 2020. Consistent with this Vision, Rwanda's current medium term Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS), covering the period 2008 to 2012, emphasizes on a dynamic and innovative private sector, rapid knowledge and skill acquisition, good governance, and a responsive and effective public sector as key instruments for economic transformation. The...

Rwanda - CIMERWA Cement Project in Muganza, Rusizi District, Western Province - ESIA Summary

Rwanda Investment Group (RIG) is a Rwandan company created and incorporated in May 2006. RIG’s objective is to mobilize resources, from both domestic and foreign sources, to invest in highimpact profitable development projects. CIMENTS DU RWANDA LIMITED (CIMERWA), a company now owned by RIG was established in 1984. It is the only cement producer with full process in Rwanda. CIMERWA was privatized in 2006 when the Government of Rwanda sold 90% equity stake to RIG and retained the balance 10% of the shares.

Rwanda - Establishment of 600,000 tonnes per annum Cement Project in Muganza, Rusizi District, Western Province, Rwanda - RAP Summary

Rwanda Investment Group (RIG) is a Rwandan company created and incorporated in May 2006. RIG’s main purpose is to mobilize resources, from both domestic and foreign sources to invest in high-impact, profitable development projects. CIMENTS DU RWANDA LIMITED (CIMERWA), a company now owned by RIG was established in 1984. It is the only cement producer with full process in Rwanda. The cement plant was owned by the Government of Rwanda and was being operated by a Chinese company since 1984. CIMERWA commenced its operations with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of cement and its...

Rwanda - KivuWatt Power Project - ESIA Summary

Lake Kivu is located in the East African Rift Zone between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); the border between the two countries bisects the lake. The lake contains high concentrations of naturally occurring methane and carbon dioxide gases. The highest concentrations of these dissolved gases are located in the "resource zone", extending from a depth of 270 meters to the bottom of the lake at a depth of nearly 500 meters. The gases remain sequestered because the lake waters are stratified along stable density layers. The upper waters of the lake, referred to as the "biozone...

Rwanda-Education III Project

.more_iteration {display: none;} Context Built in 1997, the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) is the first technological institute to be built in Rwanda to train students in science, technology and engineering at the degree and diploma levels. KIST also transfers appropriate technology to the community. A regional center of excellence in science and technology, training and research, the building of this institution is in line with the Bank’s higher education in science and technology strategy. The construction of KIST was one component of a two-phase education...

AfDB Approves Funding for Burundi-Rwanda-Tanzania Railway Project Study

Tunis, 17 November 2009 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the AfDB Group approved in Tunis on Tuesday, 17 November 2009, combined loans and grants worth USD 8.15 million to finance a multinational Railway Project Study in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. The second phase of the Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati Railway project study will cover the existing 970-km Dar es Salaam-Isaka railway link and its extensions. The project is part of the East African Community (EAC) priority investment programme which attaches great...

AfDB Provides Active Support to the Great Lakes Region

An important AfDB delegation, led by the institution’s President, Donald Kaberuka, will attend a round table conference on the implementation of the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes region scheduled to take place in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, from 5- and 6 November, 2009. The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is a mechanism for regional peace, security, stability and development in the eleven core countries of Africa’s Great Lakes region*, an area with a population of 282 million and an estimated 2009 GDP of USD 260 billion....

2008 - Rwanda - Country Gender Profile

Rwanda is one of the Sub-Sahara African countries that has made greater strides in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women as evidenced in its achievements: (i) the reduction of poverty among Female Headed Households (FHH) from 66.3 percent to 60.2 percent (between 2001 and 2006) and expected to further decline to 48 percent by 2012; (ii) gender parity in primary education; (iii) gender equality in participation in policy making (56 percent share of women in parliament); and (v) the institutional structure for gender mainstreaming established. Despite these achievements, many...

Rwanda- Burundi: AfDB Group Approves US$ 47 Million Grant for Bugesera Project

Tunis, 25 September 2009 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessionary window of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved, Friday, 25 September 2009 in Tunis, a grant of 30 million Unit of Accounts (UA), equivalent to 47 million USD, to finance the Bugesera Natural Region Rural  Infrastructure Project (Bugesera PAIR). The overall objective of the project is to help reduce poverty. Its specific objective is to improve food security in Bugesera region by increasing agricultural production. PAIR activities will begin in 2010 and will span six...

AfDB and Rwanda Sign US$25 Million Grant Agreements for Rural Water Supply Project

Tunis, September 18, 2009 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Rwanda, on Thursday, 10 September 2009 in Kigali, signed two grant agreements of UA 16 million (US$ 25 million) to finance the second phase of Rwanda’s Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-Program (PNEAR II) for the period 2009-2012. The country’s Finance and Economic Planning Minister, James Musoni, and the AfDB Resident Representative, Diko Jacob Mukete, signed the agreement at the finance ministry in Kigali. The water and energy Minister of State, Albert Butare, also attended the signing ceremony....

Doing Business Report 2010: Rwanda Becomes World’s Top Reformer

The AfDB Rwanda field office (RWFO) participated in celebrations marking the country’s classification as the world’s top reformer following the publication of the World Bank’s “Doing Business 2010” report which places the country at  67th  position, up from 143rd  in a previous edition. Launched globally on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, the report was released in Kigali by the World Bank’s Acting Vice President in charge of Financial and Private Sector Development, Penelope Brook, in a ceremony chaired by Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Bernard Makuza. Also present at the ceremony...

Rwanda: Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2009

The African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2009 has been launched at a ceremony on 28 July 2009, in Kigali. The AEO is a flagship report produced by the AfDB jointly with the OECD and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), with a generous grant from the European Commission. The AEO is now widely recognized as a reference report, providing comprehensive analyses of economic, social and political developments on the African Continent. It provides a comprehensive report that contains country notes, analyzing the recent economic situation and medium-term prospects for each country...

Rwanda: US$ 25 Million for Rural Water and Sanitation Programme

Tunis, 1 July 2009 – Rwanda will receive US$ 24.76 million (UA* 16 million) in the form of grants to finance the second phase of the country’s second 2009-2012 Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-Programme  (PNEAR). The funding, comprising a UA 10 million African Development Fund (ADF) grant and a UA 6 million grant from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) Trust Fund, was approved by the ADF Executive Board on Wednesday in Tunis. The PNEAR aims at improving drinking water supply services in 216 rural localities in the North, West and South provinces...

Rwanda: US$ 45 Million ADF Budget Support Grant for Poverty Reduction Programme

Tunis, 6 May 2009 – The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessionary window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will support efforts by the Rwandan government to reduce poverty and improve the people’s living conditions, with a grant of 30.3 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$45.38 million to finance the country’s Third Poverty Reduction Strategy Support Programme (PRSSP-III). The overall goal of the PRSSP III approved by the ADF Board on Wednesday in Tunis is to contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction in Rwanda in line with the strategic objectives...

AfDB Group Approves over US $235 Million for five operations in Sierra Leone, Kenya, DRC and Rwanda

Tunis, 6 May 2009 – Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group held their regular sessions on Wednesday in Tunis, where they approved over US$ 235 million to finance operations in Sierra Leone, Kenya, DRC, and Rwanda. Sierra Leone - The Boards approved 10 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 15 million, from the AfDB/ADF grant under the Supplemental Support Window of the Fragile States Facility (FSF) to finance the country’s economic governance reform programme. The goal of the Economic Governance Reform Programme (EGRP I) is to improve economic...

Rwanda - Phase II PNEAR - ESMP Summary

The second phase of the sub-program aims at increasing potable water supply and sanitation infrastructure to rural dwellers in fifteen districts of the North, West and South Provinces. It comprises the following components: (i) development of basic PWSS infrastructure; (ii) institutional support and capacity building of relevant sector agencies; and (iii) program management. From the environmental and social viewpoint, sub-program activities involve the improvement of access to water and sanitation, environmental protection in the beneficiary zones, sensitization and health education.

Rwanda - Deuxième sous programme AEPA en milieu rural - Résumé PGES

La seconde phase du sous-programme vise à accroître l’approvisionnement en eau potable et en infrastructures d’assainissement des populations rurales de quinze districts répartis entre les provinces du nord, de l’ouest et du sud. Elle comprend les composantes ciaprès : (i) Développement des infrastructures de base d’AEPA; (ii) Appui institutionnel et renforcement des capacités des structures d’intervention du secteur; et (iii) Gestion du Programme. Du point de vue environnemental et social, les activités du sous-programme sont relatives à l’amélioration de l’accès à l’eau et l’assainissement...

Rwanda–AfDB Supports Butare-Kitabi-Ntendezi Road Project

Tunis, 25 March 2009 -  The African Development Fund (ADF), the concessionary window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, will support the rehabilitation and maintenance of a major road in Rwanda with a grant of 16 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$23.5 million, approved by the institutions Executive Board on Wednesday, 25 March 2009,  in Tunis, Tunisia. The objective of the project is to open up the rural areas to increase sub-regional trade. Specifically, The Butare-Kitabi-Ntendezi Road Project aims at facilitating the movement of goods and people as...

Rwanda - Butare Kitabi Ntendezi Road Project - ESMP Summary

The site needs are estimated at 140 000 m3 of bastard and 150 000 m3 of selected natural materials. These needs are largely covered by six bastard quarries with potential estimated at 400 000 m3 , and eight (8) natural material deposits amounting to 260 000 m3 . However, the distribution of these deposits over several locations necessitates transportation over relatively long distances. The site will provide employment to nearly 1 000 persons, of which 750 or so local hands.

AfDB, Rwanda and Burundi Sign Draft Agreement on Road and Electricity Projects

The Bank Group on Monday, March 16, 2009, in Tunis signed a loan agreement of Units of Account (UA) 100 million for the Nyamitanga-Ruhwa-Ntendezi-Mwittyazo multinational road project and an electrical interconnection network project of UA 99.77 million for the Nile equatorial lakes region as part of the total cost of UA160 million with the governments of Rwanda and Burundi. The agreement was signed for the Bank Group by Director Gilbert Mbesherubusa, on behalf of Vice President Mandla Gantsho, while Burundi’s Finance Minister, Clotilde Nizigama, and Rwanda’s Infrastructure Minister, Linda...