Rwanda - Transport Sector Support Project: Upgrading of Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo-Nyagatare Road – Phase I: Base-Rukomo

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Nov 2014
Signature Date 16 Dec 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 55,940,326.31
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Transport Sector Support Project aims to improve accessibility and mobility between the towns of Base, Gicumbi, - Rukomo and Nyagatare and the living conditions of the population within its zone of influence. The project comprises four components: (i) upgrading of 51.54 km between Base and Rukomo, including a component for the sensitization of local communities on sexually transmitted diseases, environmental protection and road safety; (ii) related improvements comprising the construction of multifunctional centres and rehabilitation of school facilities along the main road; (iii) institutional support to the project executing agency, and (iv) clearing the right-of-way. The total cost, net of taxes and customs duties, is USD 78.99 million (UA 52.01 million).

Project Objectives

The project’s sector goal is to contribute to the opening up of the country’s interior and promote trade between northern and eastern parts of Rwanda through a direct link between the towns of Rubavu, Musanze, Gicumbi and Nyagatare. The project’s specific objectives are to: (i) improve the level of transport service on the upgrated section and the (PAI) population’s living conditions; and (ii) build the road maintenance planning and programming capacities of the Administration.


The project beneficiaries are the urban populations of Gicumbi (Ex-Byumba), Nyagatare, Rulindo and Miyove (70,000 inhabitants), the rural populations of the three districts (1,279,000 inhabitants), producer associations (a total of 395), microfinance institutions (a total of 3), employees and staff of SMEs and BPW consulting firms as well as hauliers associations (a total of 15).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Rwanda
Ministry of Infrastructure


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-DB0-014
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Bassy Jeremy AGUMA

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-1.65 29.8747 Base
-1.6981 29.78543 Gakenke District
-1.6508 30.1003 Gicumbi
-1.61647 30.12104 Gicumbi District
-1.4374 30.0458 Nyagatare
-1.6113 30.0935 Rukomo
-1.73828 29.99794 Rulindo District