Rwanda and Japan signed a bilateral agreement on Nzove – Ntora Water Transmission

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Tokyo, Japan, 08 January 2019: Following their bilateral discussions as part of his 2-day official visit to Japan, the President of the Republic of Rwanda HE. Paul Kagame and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe witnessed the signing of a bilateral agreement on Nzove-Ntora Water Project.

The Nzove-Ntora Water Principal Pipeline in Rwanda’s capital Kigali will be constructed through a 3,191,000,000 Japanese Yen ($29,450,324.18) grant by Japan.

President Kagame hailed the ongoing partnership between Rwanda and Japan.

The President highlighted key areas such as agriculture, ICT, infrastructure and human capacity development, among others.

The Nzove-Ntora Water project is intended to cut down on the water distribution deficit especially in the Capital Kigali.

Aime Muzola – the Chief Executive Officer of Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) said that the project is about a transmission pipe of 900 diameters for Nzove water evacuation.

Detailed design starts next month (February) and construction will start around August this year,” he said.

Funds secured from Japan will be used in Construction activities expected to be completed in two years.

Once completed, Nzove-Ntora water transmission will serve a lot in stabilizing water supply in Kigali City as an alternative line during maintenance or upgrading water network in Kigali.

The Government of Japan through JICA has been aiding WASAC Ltd in many projects including capacity building of employees especially in efforts to reduce Non-Revenue Water as one of biggest challenges facing the Utility`