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USD 11.7 mn sanctioned for slum upgrading project in Kigali

This slum upgrading project is aimed at not only implementing the city masterplan but also providing decent housing for slum dwellers


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 01-04-2018 08:32 IST
USD 11.7 mn sanctioned for slum upgrading project in Kigali

Slum upgrading project in Kigali (Image Credit: Twitter)

The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of 1040 housing units in Busanza, area of Kigali City's Kicukiro District was initiated yesterday. The families will be relocated from slum known as "bannyahe."

The ceremony for Busanza estate was officiated by Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Busanza Estate that is being constructed for Kangondo slum dwellers will have 1040 housing units, paved roads, public & recreational spaces, a school, youth centre, market, street lights & central sewage system. Construction is expected to be completed in December this year.

The construction has been undertaken by Savannah Creek Development Company which will benefit residents from Kigali's largest slum locally known as Bannyahe that occupies three villages of Kangondo I, Kangondo II, and Kibiraro I in Gasabo District.

While speaking at the commissioning of Busanza project, the Mayor of the City of Kigali (CoK), Pascal Nyamurinda, said that the project will help the city move forward in its plans to promote organised settlement.

This slum upgrading project is aimed at not only implementing the city masterplan but also providing decent housing for slum dwellers, he stated.

"The project will help fast-track the implementation of the Master plan for Kigali City and it should be well received by people," he said.

Among other officials, the event was also attended by the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community Affairs.

COUNTRY : Rwanda