Multinational - (Burundi) Rumonge-Gitaza (45 km) and Kabingo-Kasulu-Manyovu (260 km) Road Upgrading Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Nov 2018
Signature Date 18 Dec 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 47,250,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed Project concerns the upgrading of Kabingo – Kasulu - Manyovu Road Section (260 km) in Tanzania and Rumonge - Gitaza Road Section (45 km) in Burundi on the Central Corridor. This Corridor is also a priority under the Project for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). The Project addresses the missing segments of economically significant priority roads in the East African Community region. It is expected to facilitate mobility, boost regional trade and open up access to rural areas. More specifically, it will facilitate the movement of goods and persons along the Kabingo – Kasulu – Manyovu – Gitaza - Rumonge road thereby boosting trade between the two Countries and with the EAC region and increasing community access to basic services. The project will be implemented over a 5-year period. The total cost of the project is estimated at UA 249.93 million.

Project Objectives

The project sector goals is to strengthen regional integration and trade in EAC Region, particularly between Tanzania & Burundi through improved cross-border transport thereby contributing to poverty reduction and improved living conditions of the people. Its specific objectives are: (i) the reduction of vehicle operating costs and improvement of road safety; (ii) reduction in logistical costs and; (iii) improvement of access to socio-economic and health infrastructure located along Project roads in the region of Kigoma and province of Rumonge in Tanzania and Burundi respectively.


The main beneficiaries of the project 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 initiatives. The Project area population is 3.7 million inhabitants and especially the disadvantaged groups (women and children), which constitute the greater majority. The other beneficiaries are industrialists, traders and transporters whose operating and logistical costs will be significantly reduced due to the improvement and upgrading of the main road and rehabilitation of the rural roads.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-224
Last Update 17 Sep 2021


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Country Multinational