Chinese firm CRBC hailed for speeding up Kigali road project

Kigali road project
The 54-km road upgrade is expected to enhance the road traffic capacity in the urban areas of Kigali. PHOTO/FILE
China Road and Bridge Cooperation has been hailed for the progress it has made on an urban road upgrading project in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, which is expected to improve the traffic situation in the city and the country.

The 54-kilometre road upgrading project, financed by the China Export-Import Bank in the form of a preferential loan, is expected to enhance the road traffic capacity in the urban areas of Kigali, facilitate residents to travel while promoting growth of the local economy.

Mayor of Kigali Nyamulinda Pascal recently told Xinhua after visiting the site that he was “happy” that the Chinese firm was doing a great job and that the progress of the project was commendable.

The project involves the expansion and upgrading to dual carriage the route from City centre roundabout through Muhima, Nyabugogo to Gatsata; the road from Rwandex-Sonatubes-Prince House in Remera; and overlaying and replacing streetlights along Kanogo-Rwandex road.

It also includes the construction of Kimihurura road network, which includes Primature, Rwandex-Gishushu, and Rwandex-Mu myembe dual carriageways.

The project will also involve construction of the Nyamirambo-Rebero-Kicukiro road, Nyamirambo-Cyumbati-Gikondo road, Kagugu-Batsinda-Nyacyonga road, the city centre-Yamaha road, and the Kimisange-Cyumbati road.

The project is set for completion in 2019.