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The European Union will finance projects of associations in the environmental sector


Jun 12, 2024

RUTANA, June 12th (ABP) – Three development projects in the environmental sector in Rutana province (southeast Burundi) have already been approved for financing by the European Union through the Support Project for Civil Society in the Fields of Environment and Biodiversity in Burundi (PASCALE-B), announced on Friday, June 7, 2024, in the provincial capital of Rutana (southeast Burundi), the coordinator of the said project, Mr. Jean Claude Nkeshimana, during a workshop organized for the occasion, it was learned.

The PASCALE-B, which operates in four provinces of the country, namely Rutana, Makamba, Kirundo and Bubanza, organized a competition of projects in the fields of natural resources and biodiversity, and local environment and sanitation, in order to select four in each intervention province, which will benefit from support ranging between one hundred and fifty million and one hundred and sixty million one hundred and twenty-five thousand Burundian francs, revealed Mr. Nkeshimana, during his proclamation.

Thus, three projects, including two in the field of local environment and sanitation, and another in the field of natural resources and biodiversity, have been selected to benefit from that funding.

The PASCALE-B coordinator took the opportunity to inform the public in the said province that the call for non-profit associations or consortia of associations working in the field of natural resources and biodiversity for a project competition has been launched again in order to select one so that there are four projects to be financed.

As for the advisor to the governor of Rutana province, Mr. David Nzinahora, who was a member of the deliberation jury, he congratulated the three winners and called on them to use the money they will receive in accordance with the terms of the projects they presented within the PASCALE-B. He also encouraged those who did not have the chance to be among the three to persevere and participate again in future competitions.

Mr. Nkeshimana urged the administration to support the winners in the implementation of their projects in order to contribute to the development of the country and the environmental sector.