The plan to build a man-made artificial lake has been outline by Musanze District in Rwanda to boost tourism.
According to reports, the projects, which will be financed by Belgian development agency Enabel, will have a budget of over Rwf 4 billion, according to Andrew Rucyahana Mpuhwe, Vice Mayor in charge of Economic Development.
Mpuhwe said “There are a number of projects we have selected that will highlight the theme of tourism in the town and beatification. Also, these projects will have a ripple effect on economic empowerment and increase other opportunities in the tourism and business sectors,”
He also noted that the implementation stage of these projects has not been reached, but they plan to finish within four to five years.
Currently, the projects are being studied by the Local Administrative Development Agency (LODA), Rwanda Housing Authority and the District.
Meanwhile, Musanze District is one of Rwanda’s six secondary cities and is home to many tourist attractions such as mountain gorillas, Volcanoes National Park, trekking and caves, among others.