7 June 2012

Rwanda: Swiss and Dutch Investors to Construct Modern Ports On Lake Kivu

Swiss and Dutch investors in collaboration with the Rwandan Office charged with shipping, land and air transport_ Rwanda Transport Development Authority (RTDA) have signed an agreement for the construction of three modern ports on Lake Kivu.

Speaking to journalists, Dr. Elias Twagira, RTDA CEO, said the project was developed and that the next step will be setting up the equipments necessary for the construction of harbors.

Dr. Elias Twagira explained that the major ports will be built in the district of Rusizi, Karongi and Rubavu on Lake Kivu.

Dr. Twagira continued to say that seven ports are to be built, however indicated that four of them are of medium caliber.

Dr. Twagira mentioned that construction will be funded by the state budget adding that the construction will kick off in July.

Next to each port will be a building which will house the Office of Immigration, Customs, the counters of travel tickets, the police office and a place reserved for leisure in front of the lake.

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