KIGALI Rwanda (Xinhua) --
Rwanda is planning more investment in improving
the country’s transport infrastructure in order to plug domestic
road network gaps and stimulate economic growth, a senior
official said Thursday.
“We are going to
focus more on investing in road transport infrastructure network
across the country. Domestic and international transportation is
a key factor for economic growth,” said Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye,
Minister of State in charge of Transport in the Ministry of
Infrastructure, at a national urban mobility conference in
Rwandan capital city Kigali.
improvements made to Kigali’s road network and other feeder road
networks across the country, there is still a lot to do to close
road transport infrastructure gap, said the minister.
The two-day forum is
organized by the Rwandan government in collaboration with Africa
Transport Policy Program, an international partnership program
that aims to facilitate policy development and related capacity
building in the transport sector in Africa.
roads both paved and unpaved which are in good conditions stand
at 71.4 percent, according to latest figures from the Rwandan
ministry of infrastructure.