14 June 2012

Rwanda: Kigali Sewage System Delayed By Funds

Kiglai city Vice Mayor in charge of Finance and Economic Development, Alphonse Nizeyimana, has said that the commencement of the construction of a proper sewage system in Kigali city has been delayed due to lack of funding.

The proposed construction of the plant was slated to start this year but the official said it may take longer to implement as the government is still lobbying for funding and not sure of when the funds will be availed.

A detailed physical master plan is already complete for the central sewerage plant which requires government to raise an estimated US$70 (approx. Rwf42 billion), for the implementation and completion of the project.

The urgently needed sewage plant will be located in Giti Kinyoni in the outskirts of Nyarugenge District in Kigali city, and it is expected to address the problem the sewerage system as many structures continue to sprouting in and around the city.

Nizeyimana says that currently, every large complex is supposed to have an internal sewage system, which can be costly, however once the central sewage system is constructed, all buildings will be connected to it and that will be more cost effective as developers would not be required to put up their own facilities.

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