The Minister of Sports Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju will tour the newly refurbished Huye Stadium ahead of Saturday’s 2023 African Nations Championship return leg qualifier between Rwanda and Ethiopia in Huye District, Southern Province.
The 10 000-seat facilities have been under renovation since late April prompting Mukura Victory Sports to play … Read More
Preparations are underway for Rwanda’s first digital census of people with disability, whose results will be used to establish a national registry.
The traditional data collection with pen and paper made it impossible to have a national database of disabilities, their causes, and the challenges disabled people face, officials said.… Read More
The construction of an ultra-million plant to produce compressed natural gas for cooking, vehicles, and industries from Lake Kivu methane gas is expected to be complete within two years in the Karongi district, Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has announced.
He said while officiating a ground-breaking ceremony for the compressed natural … Read More
Rwanda and the World Bank have signed an additional financing agreement worth $129 million (over Rwf134bn) to among others support the government’s efforts to improve teacher competence and student retention.
The funds secured under the Quality Basic Education for Human Capital Development (QBE) project, comprises a $50 million credit, a … Read More
Water taps have dried up in some parts of Kigali as the Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) is upgrading the Nzove-Ntora pipeline, one of the major pipelines in the capital, The New Times has learnt.
Upgrading works on the 9.36km pipeline from Nzove Water Treatment Plant to Ntora reservoir was … Read More
The implementation of the Kigali City wetland master plan would generate over US$155 million annually, a new study has found. The study dubbed “Economics of Kigali City Wetland Ecosystem Services” was carried out by environmentalists from the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS).
Arcos is a regional conservation organization with a … Read More
Rwanda is set to roll out flood sensors countrywide to strengthen the early warning system. Installing flood sensors (detectors of water levels) on rivers, drainages, and lakes is among the investments that Rwanda is making to manage and control the effects of stormwater- surface water in abnormal quantities resulting from … Read More
Over $1 million (over Rwf1 billion) is set to be invested in developing the Kigali ‘Stormwater Management Master Plan’ that is expected to be complete by 2024 to mitigate floods in the city.
Stormwater is surface water in abnormal quantities resulting from heavy falls of rain. The floods are usually … Read More
The City of Kigali has announced plans to construct new flyovers and four-lane roads to ease congestion across the capital.
A flyover is a bridge or road that carries one road over another, while a four-lane road is a highway with two lanes for traffic in each direction.
These construction … Read More
Rehabilitation works for Rubavu District are in motion to accelerate its urbanization and development. The move is in line with the government’s recommendation to foster rapid development and expansion for secondary cities. Rubavu is one of the country’s secondary cities among others that include Huye, Muhanga, Musanze, Nyagatare, and Rusizi … Read More
Four-time Tour de France champion, Chris Froome is leading a campaign to fundraise Euro 300,000 (Approx Rwf320 million) for the construction of an ultra-modern Field of Dreams bike centre that will partly encompass a cycling academy.
Froome currently rides for an Israel UCI World Team, Premier Tech, a team that … Read More
Kigali City in Rwanda is making plans to rehabilitate five wetlands to mitigate floods in the city. The Five wetlands are Gikondo, Rwampara, Rugenge-Rwintare, Nyabugogo, and Kibumba has seen city dwellers have been facing a crisis since only 24 percent of Kigali City’s original wetlands have survived.
The new US$12 … Read More
President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, June 21 inaugurated the construction of the proposed Kigali Financial Square, a business complex set to serve as a regional hub for financial services.
Located in the Commercial Business District, the proposed US$100-million twin towers, owned by Equity Holding Group Plc, are set to be … Read More
The Government of Rwanda has embarked on the Nyabarongo II hydropower plant public project which will be established on River Nyabarongo in a bid to boost the country’s efforts to ensure universal access to electricity by 2024.
Located 27 kilometers from Kigali at the junction between the Southern and … Read More
Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Burundi are set to benefit from a regional initiative dubbed “Transforming Agri-Food Systems in West and Central Africa (TAFS-WCA)” which is aimed to increase food security and combating the climate crisis.
The US$25 million initiative has been launched by CGIAR, a global … Read More
According to a recent study, Kigali City alone needs 310,000 new housing units by 2032, or around 20,700 units every year. So there is a need for integrated and tailored packages to pave the way for the success of affordable housing projects in the country, real estate developers have suggested.… Read More