|Approval Date||18 Dec 2013|
|Signature Date||18 Feb 2014|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2018|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2018|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The proposed project, which concerns the rehabilitation of the Makebuko–Ruyigi Road/Phase 1/Makebuko–Butanganzwa Road Section, falls within the Road Network Improvement Programme in Burundi. It is aligned with the objectives of the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for the 2012-2016 period, and will help consolidate the Gitega–Cankuzo road link (Burundi/Tanzania border) and provide access to the eastern part of the country. The Makebuko–Ruyigi road section is considered as the black spot of the Gitega–Cankuzo road link. Its rehabilitation will provide access to the interior of the country and stimulate trade between the Eastern regions and the Centre and Northern regions of the country. The project comprises: (i) the rehabilitation and paving of the 22 km-long Makebuko–Butanganzwa road; (ii) the construction of related road facilities; (iii) institutional support; and (iv) capacity building activities for the Project Executing Agency. Its implementation will sustainably link Gitega (the country’s second biggest town) to Cankuzo in the east of the country (Burundi/Tanzania border). The project will be implemented over a three year period (January 2014–December 2016) with a total cost, net of taxes, is estimated at UA 9.93 million.
The project’s sector goal is to contribute to opening up the country’s interior and improving the living conditions of the rural population. The project’s specific objectives are to: (i) contribute to improving the level of service on the Makebuko–Ruyigi road; (ii) improve the rural accessibility index and the living conditions of the population in the project area; and (iii) help to define an organization and and-use framework in four secondary towns. The Bank’s intervention seeks to support the Government’s efforts in implementing its strategy to open up the country, particularly regions with proven economic potential, and complements European Union operations in the region.
The direct project impact area (PIA) covers Itaba and Makebuko municipal councils in Gitega Province and Butaganzwa and Ruyigi municipal councils in Ruyigi Province. The beneficiary population is estimated at two million people, or 21% of the country’s total population. The road will facilitate the sale of agricultural produce and provide easy access to basic infrastructure (schools, health centres, etc.). In addition, the road will benefit the entire country inasmuch as it will facilitate the transportation of goods from Tanzania and food products from the East region, which is one of the main breadbaskets of Burundi, to the other provinces of the country, and particularly to the capital, Bujumbura. Related facilities, such as the rehabilitation of rural roads and support for women’s associations, will increase the project’s socio-economic impacts and contribute to reducing poverty in the area.
African Development Fund
Government Of Burundi
Ministère des Travaux Publics et de l'Equipement, Direction Générale des Routes
|Last Update||27 May 2022|