The Ministry of Infrastructure has revealed that construction of the first Kigali Sanitation and Central Sewerage System will commence in June this year. The project is slated to be carried out in overall four years with the completion period set for 2022.
One of the engineers at the ministry, Juvenal Mukurarinda said in a conversation with The New Times that the required researches and studies have already been accomplished including the environmental impact assessment. The central sewer is expected to address threats to public health, partly caused by untreated dirt seeping into water systems.
"The first phase of the project is at the stage of procurement whereas the contract for supervision of works for the project was signed in December 2018. The evaluation of the prequalification for works is ongoing and the project will kick off in June 2019. The project will be completed by June 2022," Juvenal Mukurarinda said.
The project will attract a gigantic investment fund of €45 million from European Investment Bank (EIB), €43 million from African Development Bank (AfDB) including €8 million from the government. This was revealed by Claver Gatete, Minister of Infrastructure in the parliament last year in May.
The construction of Kigali's first wastewater network and treatment plant will undeniably improve public health status, reduce pollution and carbon emissions and thus turning Kigali as an even better place to live and work.