project brief

Ruzizi 2 OSBP Infrastructure Upgrade

Project Value

US $ 5,600,000

Implementation Period

(Start date) - (Expected end date)
September 2018 - December 2022

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Why this project?

Ruzizi 2 border post carries most of the heavy trucks traffic between Rwanda and DRC, particularly to Bukavu. At Ruzizi 2 smaller-scale traders are underserved and prefer to use Ruzizi premier. Border offices on both sides of the border and the bridge will be upgraded. The offices will be supplied with water, power and appropriate office furniture. The current cross border market facility will be upgraded on the Bukavu side of the border to accommodate traders’ needs. This simple structure will facilitate commerce at the border post. Currently many traders are forced to sell on the side of the road as existing infrastructure is full. The road connecting the border post to the city of Bukavu is in a poor condition and in need of upgrade to reduce the damage to vehicles, as well as time and cost of moving goods along a relatively short distance. Under this programme the section of road that feeds in Ruzizi 2 border post (approximately 2.7km long each), will be upgraded including all necessary earthworks drainage. For safety reasons the road will also be fitted with electrical lighting. The bridge at Ruzizi 2 will also be rehabilitated.

Responsibility Center : 42_DRC

Project approval summary:

1. PAR approval date: June 2016

PAR number: DRC CBT PAR

2. PAR approval authority: Board

NB/ If the project is above $250,000 a PAR must be submitted for approval

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