Kigali looks to spur development with first piped wastewater breakthrough

The new central sewerage project lined up for the Rwandan capital marks a breakthrough for the government and the international donors backing it. It also marks a step back for water PPPs in the east African country.

The Rwandan capital city Kigali is set to get a piped sewerage network for the first time, as tendering gets underway for a multi-stage wastewater collection and treatment scheme backed by international donors.

The four stages of the Kigali Central Sewerage Project will eventually see piped wastewater services extended to more than half a million residents in the capital (see table).


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