Rwanda - Road Infrastructure Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Oct 2003
Signature Date 06 Nov 2003
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2012
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 May 2012
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 14,613,249.97
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Road Infrastructure Project is designed to contribute to the attainment of objectives defined in the transport sector policy which aims in priority, at preserving existing infrastructure. It’s in particular the rehabilitation of the country’s roads and bridges which have not been maintained for about ten years or which were destroyed during the war and genocide from 1990 to 1994. The areas concerned are located in the provinces of Cyangugu, Kibungo and Kigali-Ngali, where rural and inter-urban connections are among the most difficult in the country following the socio-political crisis and the torrential rains of 1997 and 1998. The project comprises five components which are the following: (i) works; (ii) monitoring of works, iii) road studies; iv) capacity building and awareness and v) project management. Through these different components, the project will help reduce poverty, in particular by opening up farm and industrial production areas, improve accessibility to basic social and administrative structures (hospitals, schools, administrations, etc).

Project Objectives

The project’s sectoral goal is to: i) contribute to improving the level of priority road networks’ general services; disenclave the country, internally and externally, for sub-regional integration with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Burundi and ensure economic rehabilitation and ii) support the Government in its post-graduate training policy and HIV/AIDS control. The project’s specific objectives are to: i) reduce transport costs, ii) disenclave areas of farm and industrial production located in the provinces of Cynagugu, Kibungo and Kigali-Ngali, iii) improve living conditions of riparian populations and their level of awareness of HIV/AIDS, road security and environmental protection and iv) Roads Department capacity building.


The project area comprises 604 000 inhabitants who will be the initial beneficiaries of project output. This population, which has been gradually reconstituted after the return of refugees to the country thanks to a national reconciliation and territorial securement policy, is made up of about 50% of youths between 15 and 20 years of age, including some orphans.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Rwanda
Ministere des Infrastructructures


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-DB0-008
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


Contact Details

Name SOUARE Mamady

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-2.4846 28.9075 Cyangugu
-2.53022 28.8781 Mutongo
-2.59667 29.7394 Butare
-2.6924 29.0077 Bugarama
-2.36154 29.1479 Nyamasheke District
-2.57016 29.0753 Rusizi District
-2.40819 29.468 Nyamagabe District
-2.51704 29.696 Huye District