26 February 2013

Burundi: Nation Gets More World Bank Support

Bujumbura — A group of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group have congratulated Burundians for achievements made in the social sectors, improving the business climate, human rights and economic governance as well as taking into account the gender dimension in all decisions.

This was said during a working visit to three African Countries by a delegation of nine executive directors lead by Mr. Piero Cipollone. They held a meeting last week in Bujumbura with the Second Vice-President of the Republic, Dr. Gervais Rufyikiri. The discussions focused mainly on the socio-economic situation in Burundi.

The World Bank officials also encouraged Burundi to continue on the same path and promised that the WB will support Burundi to overcome the pressing challenges it is facing. They added that their visit to Burundi is a sign of renewing support and encouragement of Burundi. The Second Vice President also highlighted other reforms that have helped in the good management of public affairs.

The Second Vice-President thanked the WB for all technical, financial and moral supports brought to Burundi, which have also made these achievements possible.The World Bank on its part, promised the funding of the construction of hydroelectric dam on Jijj and Murembwe rivers, which will generate around 50 MW, in partnership with the European Investment Bank and the Government of Burundi.

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