Rwanda Express (Kigali)

31 May 2012

Rwanda: Rwf504 Million Set for District Master Plans

The seven districts have no master plans, and the funds are aimed at ensure sustainability of land use and facilitate investments in these major towns, as [art of the government program to extend development in rural areas.

The benefiting districts include: Gisagara (Rwf63m), Rulindo (Rwf64m) and Ngororero (Rwf63m), Nyamagabe (Rwf80m), Rutsiro (Rwf80m), Burera (Rwf73m) and Gicumbi (Rwf77m).

Esther Mutamba, the Director General of Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), says that plans for the implementation studies of some master and local development plans are underway

Mutamba said that only Nyarugenge district- the Central Business zone located in Kigali city has a complete and Physical Detailed Master Plan (PDMP). Others like Gasabo, Kicukiro, Nyagatare, Kayonza, Rwamagana, Karongi and Rusizi are conceptual plans and still working on developing physical details,

However, the PDMPs for Gasabo and Kicukiro districts are slated for completion by December 2012, and will take a tune of about Rwf2 billion.

Government has set its target of having all the 30 districts with master plans by the end of this year, 2012.

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