Rwanda secure funds from World Bank for degraded wetlands improvement.

World Bank will help restore degraded wetlands of Rwanda state capital Kigali. This state was made public by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA).

According to REMA, the fund from World Bank will help restore Gikondo Industrial Zone which has increasingly been vacated by manufacturing plants.

Speaking to the media, Engr. Coletha Ruhamya, REMA director-general said the new wetlands use a master plan that will guide the rehabilitation of the degraded wetlands in the city.

According to studies, the wetland cover in the capital decreased from 100 square kilometres down to 77 square kilometres. However, from the new master plan at least 15 square kilometres, accounting for 20% of city wetlands will be rehabilitated. While 29% have been recommended for sustainable utilisation, 38% for conservation, and the rest for recreational purposes.

Ruhamya said the money is available but they are still counting the cost of implementation and will announce it soon. That the budget is very big.


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