- 78 km between the capital Kigali and the border town Gatuna
- Construction time 2012–2015
Kigali, Rwanda, 25-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In July 2011 STRABAG International GmbH was awarded the contract to rehabilitate the 78 km long road between the capital Kigali and the border town Gatuna in Rwanda. After a construction period of 44 month the inauguration took place on schedule in the presence of Minister of Infrastructure James Musoni and Neven Mimica, the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.
Construction works had started in January 2012. This road is one of the main routes linking Rwanda to Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and to the port of Mombasa, Kenya, through the so-called “Northern Corridor”. Half of imports to Rwanda and eastern Congo pass through the Northern Corridor via the Kigali–Gatuna road. The completion marks a significant achievement of the regional integration process and cross-border trade and will enhance the socio-economic transformation of the country by connecting Rwanda to the rest of the region.
STRABAG SE is a European-based technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength. Our services span all areas of the con-struction industry and cover the entire construction value chain. We create added value for our clients by our specialised entities integrating the most diverse services and assuming responsibility for them. We bring together people, materials and machinery at the right place and at the right time in order to realise even complex construction projects – on schedule, of the highest quality and at the best price. The hard work and dedication of our more than 73,000 employees allows us to generate an annual output volume of about € 14 billion. At the same time, a dense network of numerous subsidiaries in many European countries and, increasingly, on other continents is helping to expand our area of operation far beyond the borders of Austria and Germany. More information is available at www.strabag.com.
Diana Neumüller-Klein, CFA
Head of Corporate Communications
STRABAG SEDonau-City-Str. 9
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