Burundi: EU grants over 51 million USD for road infrastructure
12 August 2011
Last Tuesday, the government of Burundi and the European Union signed a loan agreement for 51.3 million dollars relating to a development project for the road transport sector.
This is project RN19, which comprises the construction and bitumenization of the Cankuzo-Muyinga route, covering 63 km.
This road "will contribute to the opening up and the development of the whole Central-Eastern region. It will also facilitate trade with our neighbor, Tanzania, and the integration of Burundi into the East African Community", said Eric Donni, chargé d'affaires at the EU delegation to Burundi, whose words were reported by the Xinhua press agency.
Also this week, it was learned that almost 275 Km of rural roads will be created in the province of Taza in Morocco by 2012, for a total investment of 47.9 million dollars as part of the second national rural roads program (PNRR2), according to a new report from the provincial directorate for infrastructure and transport in Taza, reported by the MAP press agency.