Name: PROJET D'APPUI AU SECTEUR DES TRANSPORTS-AMENAGEMENT DE LA ROUTE BASE-GICUMBI-RUKOMO-NYAGATARE, LOT1
Approval date: 19-Nov-2014
Task Manager: MUNYARUYENZI Philippe, RDGE3
Total cost: 53950959.9 Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing AfDB: 50864012.02 Government: 3087220.82
Implementing Agency: OFFICE DE DEVELOPPEMENT ET DE LA PROMOTION DU TRANSPORT AU RWANDA
Location: Dstricts of Rulindo, Gakenke , Gicumbi
The project's sector goal is to contribute to the opening up of the country's interior and promote trade between northern and eastern parts of Rwanda through a direct link between the towns of Rubavu, Musanze, Gicumbi and Nyagatare.The project's specific objectives are to: (i) improve the level of transport service on the upgrated section and the (PAI) population's living conditions; and (ii) build the road maintenance planning and programming capacities of the Administration.
The components of the project are: #Component NameComponent Descriptions AROAD WORKSA.1. Upgrading of 51.54 km of the Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo road, including reservations for utility networks and environmental protection measures;A.2. Sensitization of the population on road safety, HIV/AIDS and environmental protection; and A.3. Control and supervision of road works BANCILLARY RELATED IMPROVEMENTSB.1. Construction of 3 multifunctional centres for women;B.2. Rehabilitation of school and educational facilities (42 classrooms and 2,550 lm of fencing); and B.3. Control and monitoring of related infrastructure works.CCAPACITY BUILDING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND MONITORINGC.1. Provision of technical assistance to RTDA in monitoring and evaluating road projects;C.2. Provision of technical assistance to RTDA in monitoring and managing road projects;C.3. Provision of procurement-related technical assistance to RTDA;C.4. Provision of technical assistance to RTDA in preparing a procedures manual for the environmental and social management of road projects; and C.5. Monitoring and evaluation of the project's socio-economic impact.DCLEARING THE RIGHT-OF-WAYD.1. Compensation of project affected people.
As part of the implementation of its strategy to strengthen the national road network and open up rural areas, the Bank has approved the financial support of USD 74,47 million to the GoR for upgrading of the 125 km- long Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo-Nyagatare road section, which is a major route for trade between the northern and eastern provinces of Rwanda. It serves several towns, localities and villages, directly or through a network of rural feeder roads. This road's improvement will facilitate the link between the agricultural production areas to the consumption areas, thereby enhancing agricultural and tourism potential.Besides being a national road, the corridor is a strategic axis offering a bypass to Kigali for international flows operating via the northern corridor to and from the western and Northern provinces of Rwanda as well as the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).