Burundi - The Gitega-Nyangungu-Ngozi Road Development and Asphalting Project-Phase I: Nyangungu-Ngozi Section

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Sep 2010
Signature Date 23 Feb 2011
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 24,100,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Gitega-Nyangungu-Ngozi earth road, the subject of this project, falls under the programme for improving the road network in Burundi. This classified road, which forms part of Burundi’s primary network, connects the country’s second and third largest cities and constitutes a key link in the development of trade between the north and south. The project will contribute to implementing the Infrastructure Action Plan funded by the Bank and strengthen the execution of the two previous operations that the Institution is financing in the same sector. Investment needs under this project result from the current difficult traffic situation on the road which serves a large population. Given the state of the road, it is necessary to adapt it to meet demand needs in order to guarantee quality service. In view of the financial resources available, the Bank and the Government have agreed to implement the works in phases. The first phase concerns the Nyangungu-Ngozi Section which is the most degraded portion and whose year-round accessibility is not assured. The project comprises: (A) the development and asphalting of the Ngozi-Nyangungu Section (30 km); (B) associated structures, including the rehabilitation of 80 km of feeder roads, the development of socio-economic and market amenities; and (C) support to project management and monitoring. The implementation of project activities will run from September 2010 to July 2013. The total cost, excluding taxes and customs duty, is estimated at UA 24.255 million.

Project Objectives

This project is expected to contribute to the development of trade between the north and south of the country, as well as with neighbouring Rwanda. Specifically, the project aims to facilitate the movement of people and goods along the Gitega-NyangunguNgozi Road and improve the living conditions of the communities within the PIA.


The project beneficiaries will be the road users, rural communities (farmers and stockbreeders) and traders. The results expected by the beneficiaries are an improved movement of people and goods, reduction of the general transportation cost and improved access to basic social services. Tourism constitutes an undeveloped potential that could be harnessed, thanks to the project.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility
Government Of Burundi
Ministère des Travaux Publics et de l'Equipement, Direction Générale des Routes


IATI identifier 46002-P-BI-DB0-015
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Email j.ndikumwami@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burundi
Coordinates Location Name
-3.36325 29.8573 Giheta
-3.43813 29.9548 Gitega
-3.14405 29.8701 Mutaho
-3.00896 29.939 Ruhororo
-3.2458 29.9024 Bugendana
-3.082 29.9136 Burasira
-3.7261 29.5125 Gitamo
-2.98167 30.1714 Gitaramuka
-3.4264 29.9308 Gitega
-2.9861 29.6031 Mubuga