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JICA signs an agreement with Rwanda to improve the water supply in Kigali

  • JICA signs an agreement with Rwanda to improve the water supply in Kigali
    Kigali Airport. Photo: Wikipedia.

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Japan International Cooperation Agency
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is advancing its activities around the pillars of a field-oriented approach, human security, and enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, and speed.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to provide grant aid of up to 3.191 billion yen for the Project for Strengthening Nzove - Ntora Principal Water Transmission Pipeline in Kigali City.

Signing ceremony

Under this project, the largest water transmission pipeline in Kigali, the capital city, will be improved along with pump equipment and a water reservoir with the aim of improving social services through improved access to a stable supply of water and stable water services. The project is expected to benefit about 440,000 people in Kigali.

The project consists of:

  • Facility construction​: The construction of a water transmission pipeline (9.4 kilometers), three pumps in a water treatment plant, and an elevated water tank
  • Consulting services​: Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction supervision, (as guidance in managing the facilities) guidance in operating, maintaining and managing the water reservoir, pump operation training, others

The planned implementation period is of 35 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period.

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