Multinational - The Nyamitanga-Ruhwa-Ntendezi-Mwityazo Road Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Dec 2008
Signature Date 16 Mar 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 100,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

As part of the development of their Transport Corridors, Burundi and Rwanda have defined a program to facilitate transport on the Mugina-Bujumbura-Nyamitanga-RuhwaNtendezi-Mwityazo-Gisenyi Corridor linking Burundi to Rwanda and to Tanzania. This corridor, which will be implemented in phases, is 497.5 km long, broken down as follows: (i) 330.5 km on the Northern Transport Corridor of Burundi and Rwanda; and (ii) 167 km on the Central Transport Corridor of Burundi. The Nyamitanga-Ruhwa-NtendeziMwityazo road project, which stems from the program, covers: (A) 101 km of road and related works; (B) the removal of impediments to traffic fluidity by building and equipping a Single Border Control Post (SBCP); and (C) capacity building for project executing agencies. The project will be implemented over a period of 48 months (from January 2009 to December 2012). The total tax and duty free (TDF) cost, excluding project expropriations, is estimated at UA 101.28 million.

Project Objectives

It is expected that this project will help to strengthen cooperation between the countries of the East African Community (EAC) in general, and between Burundi and Rwanda in particular, as well as increase intracommunity trade. More specifically, the project aims at facilitating the movement of people and goods along the Nyamitanga-Ruhwa-Ntendezi-Mwityazo road, and at improving the living conditions of the populations of the Project Impact Area.


Project beneficiaries are estimated at approximately 3.2 million inhabitants, i.e. 17% of the populations of Burundi and Rwanda. The beneficiaries include the populations within the Project Area (PA) and road users.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-047
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name NIMPA Gérard

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-3.11667 29.4 Bubanza Province
-2.88333 29.25 Cibitoke Province
-2.994 29.226 Commune of Buganda
-3.192 29.294 Commune of Gihanga
-2.82335 29.1023 Commune of Rugombo
-2.36154 29.1479 Nyamasheke District
-2.57016 29.0754 Rusizi District
-2.16667 29.3333 Western Province
-2.4846 28.9075 Cyangugu
-2.44722 29.0636 Ntendezi