Study for the development of peat deposits

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Oct 1990
Signature Date 07 Mar 1991
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 1998
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 1998
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Industry, Minning & Quarrying
DAC Sector Code 32210
Commitment U.A 487,319.18
Status Completion

Project Objectives

The objectives of the proposed study is to carry out a detailed final master plan feasibility study, which will (i) establish a reliable inventory of the peat reserves to form a basis of informa- tion for the future use ; (ii) identify and delineate all the major peatlands by classifying them on the basis of quality and quantity (iii) to select the most promising peatlands and finally (iv) to identify possible project (s) and assess their techno-economic viability. The objective of these projects would be to : a) increase peat fuel production in the country by developing peat reserves in order to partially recuce the import of petroleum products and replace the consuption of firewood and charcoal fuel for domestic and industrial use by dry peat sods and briquets (torblites) or in any other possible forms ; b) eventually promote regional development and increase the con- tribution of the peat sector to the national economy by gene- rating more income, employment and saving foreign exchange and finally ; c) use peatlands unsuitable for commercial peat extraction for agricultural purposes.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Rwanda


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-BA0-001
Last Update 06 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name AMADOU Zakou

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda