Rwanda and Japan on Thursday signed an agreement for rehabilitation works on Ngoma-Ramiro road worth Rwf 57 billion (7.670 billion yen). Japan will partly finance the project by supporting the construction of 53 km road between Ngoma and Ramiro.
The 120km Ngoma-Nyanza road is already under construction which government says has secured funding for the whole road project.
“The money is there, what remains is the construction and we believe that the project will be completed in two years or less,” Claver Gatete, Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning noted adding that this road construction was based on a promise from President Kagame.
Mr. Hiroyuki Takada, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said that the Regional integration in Africa is one of the priority areas of Japan and that Ngoma-Ramiro road is expected to facilitate the traffic of goods to Kigali and beyond, passing in the area near the New Bugesera International airport for further economic development of Rwanda.
Japan supports different activities in Rwanda, it financed the construction of the new Rusumo International Bridge and One Stop boarder post for Rwanda and Tanzania to make border procedures more efficient.