Bugesera airport to boost intra-Africa trade – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that the envisioned Bugesera International Airport will not only support Rwanda’s socio-economic transformation but also facilitate economic integration of the East African Community and boost intra-Africa trade.

The President was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of Bugesera International Airport in Rilima of Bugesera District, Eastern Province.

Construction works for the first phase of the airport are set to take about 27 months and end by December 2019 at a cost of about $400m.

Following completion, the facility is expected to take about three months to acquire necessary licenses before becoming operational.

Kagame said that the undertaking is important for the country’s development strategy and would have impact across various sectors, including tourism, trade, aviation finance and ICT, sector among others.

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Source: The New Times