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The development and modernization of infrastructure, one of the government’s major achievements during the first half of 2022-2023

ByWebmaster

Feb 28, 2023

BUJUMBURA February 28th (ABP) – The development and modernization of infrastructure, is one of the achievements of the government during the first half of the 2022-2023 financial year, according to the report achievements of the government. The Prime Minister, Mr. Gervais Ndirakobuca, indicated in his presentation before the Parliament meeting in Congress that in the field of road infrastructure, the execution of development and asphalting works of the RN16 Bururi-Gakungwe section over 35 km is 75%. The government had given itself the mission of going from 75% to 100% execution. But the Prime Minister said he was satisfied that the completion rate after the first half of the year was 91.5%.

In that sector, the government has initiated the promotion of rail transport through the construction of the Uvinza-Musongati-Gitega railway and carried out feasibility studies of the Gitega-Bujumbura-DRC section.

The Prime Minister has indicated that the process is at the preparation stage for the inventory of property to be compensated. In the infrastructure development sector, the government has set itself the task of improving access to electricity by developing, on the one hand, the CABU16 hydroelectric power station, the completion of which, after the first half of the year, is 75.21 % and budget consumption at 77.6%. Despite this, the Prime Minister mentioned the road leading to the site which has not been built, according to forecasts because the current budget will not be able to cover its construction.

On the other hand, it is the electrification of the centers of the country. Those who were affected during the first half are Bitare, Mwange, Mbuga and Cunda by the installation of the poles. That project is 77.5% complete, according to the Prime Minister who mentioned a challenge of the availability of electric poles. The government has invested in lifting this challenge, he said. In the same section, the government report mentions the improvement of access to drinking water. Through the construction and rehabilitation of drinking water supply networks in the country’s provinces in rural areas. The provinces that have been targeted by the government are: Karusi, Gitega, Makamba, Bujumbura, Rutana, Bubanza, Rumonge and Cibitoke. In all, 64 catchments and outlet chambers are planned in that project.

The Prime Minister said that when the pipes ordered arrive, they will be installed directly and the development of the catchments and outlet chambers will be effective.