Works on Base-Gicumbi-Nyagatare Road Progressing Well

Construction of 51km Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo is in good progress says Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, Governor Northern Province.

“Construction works of the tarmac road is impressive,” Gatabazi said in a tweet.

In 2014, government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a concessional loan agreement worth $ 74.4 million to finance the project with an additional $4.6 million from government.

The financing agreement involves a 25 years loan with a grace period of 5 years with an interest of 1 percent.

The road network is part of a 125km Base-Nyagatare in Eastern Province. The road will be constructed in two phases, taking into account budgetary constraints.

The first phase involves improvement and asphalting of the 51.54 km Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo section, while the second phase includes the improvement and asphalting of the 73 km Rukomo-Ngarama-Nyagatare section.

During the visit, Gatabazi said that “We advised engineers on some accurate additions to make construction works better.”

Works at Base-Nyagatare road
Construction workers assembling reinforced steel and concrete in a wetland portion of the road
Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, Governor Northern Province speaking to one of the road workers
Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, Governor Northern Province engages with construction engineers on site



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