Rwanda to build eight water treatment plants before 2022 with US$440m investment.

Plans are underway by the Rwanda Government to invest US$440 million over the next three years. This investment will be for the construction of a water treatment plant and supply systems in urban and rural areas.

The aim of the project is to accelerate efforts to ensure that all Rwandan have access to clean water by 2024. This statement was made by the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The government plans is to build more water treatment plant after upgrading Nzove plant. They have also provide more fund for the ongoing construction of Kanzenze plant. Meanwhile, the Kanzenze plant will provide some 40,000 cubic metres to Kigali city and Bugesera District.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, Patricie Uwase said ”Since 2016 under the new water and sanitation policy we have been increasing investments. We are investing $440 million in the next three years starting the next fiscal year.”

According to her, US$282million will be for water infrastructure in urban areas. While US$139million will be for water infrastructure in rural areas.

CEO of Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), Aimé Muzola said ”There are about new eight plants to be constructed. Gihira water treatment plant will be the first phase.”

The first treatment plant will be completed in 2020 while the last plant will be by 2022.



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