|Approval Date||24 Sep 2014|
|Signature Date||19 Nov 2014|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2019|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2019|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The Nyakararo-Mwaro-Gitega Road Improvement and Asphalting Project/Phase 1, Nyakararo-Mwaro-Kibumbu Section, is part of Burundi´s road network improvement programme. This road, which is approximately 30 km long, is a section of National Highway No.18 (RN 18), and part of the economic and strategic link between the capital and the central, northern and eastern parts of the country. The project comprises the following four components: (A) improvement and asphalting works on the Nyakararo-Mwaro-Kibumbu road (30 km), including environmental protection measures; (B) related improvements, comprising 41 km of rural roads, rehabilitation of grassroots socioeconomic infrastructure and support to women´s groups; (C) institutional support in the form of technical assistance to build the capacity of the professionals in the executing agency ; and (D) project management and monitoring support. Project activities will be implemented from January 2015 to December 2018. The improvement and asphalting of RN18, scheduled to be implemented in two phases, will open up access to the project area and ease congestion on RN1 (Bujumbura–Kayanza) which carries the heavy traffic on the North Corridor (to/from the Port of Mombasa in Kenya) and the Central Corridor (to/from the Port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania) as well as the national traffic between the centre, north and east provinces. The newly constructed road will, therefore, serve as a principal route to the Central Corridor via RN12: Muyinga –Gitega.
The project sector goal is to help open up access to the country and boost regional trade in order to build the productive capacity of the economy thereby reducing the poverty rate. Its specific objective is to: (i) facilitate the movement of goods and persons along the Nyakararo-Mwaro-Kibumbu road with a view to increasing trade with the rest of the country and with the sub-region; and (ii) increase community access to basic services.
The direct project impact area (PIA) covers all the municipalities of Mwaro Province, with an estimated population of over 270,000 inhabitants, 53% of whom are women. The main beneficiaries of the road are farmers who experience difficulties in procuring inputs and in marketing their produce due to the poor state of the roads. The project will have a positive impact, especially on women and young people because it will improve their access to socio-economic infrastructure and create new intitiatives. The other beneficiaries are industrialists, loggers and transporters whose operating and logistical costs will be significantly reduced thanks to the improvement and asphalting of the main road and rehabilitation of the rural roads.
African Development Fund
Government Of Burundi
Office des Routes
|Last Update||09 Aug 2020|
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