The City of Kigali plans to start renovation of Nyabugogo Bus Terminal by 2018, an exercise which will be implemented by the Rwanda Federation of Transport Cooperative (RFTC) at a cost of Rwf45 billion.
The move was announced yesterday in the general assembly of RFTC members.
RFTC, started with the investment of Rwf790 million and today the cooperative has over Rwf13 billion. According to members, constructing a Rwf45 billion bus terminal is a sign of good performance of the cooperative.
The RFTC’s Chairperson Col. Dodo Twahirwa said that construction works will start in 2018 and added that more car parks will be constructed after Nyabugogo
“We chose to renovate Nyabugobo Bus Terminal because it is modern and strategic to every city passenger or visitor,” he said.
According to Dodo, after Nyabugogo, Kayonza, Musanze and Nyagatare car parks will also be renovated.
The State Minister in charge of Transport in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye said that renovating Nyabugogo Bus Terminal will help sustaining the good infrastructures of the city.
“This is a good project that will help to keep the good image of Kigali City and the country in general. Nyabugogo is the gateway to the city. It should leave good impression to visitors,” he said.
Nyabugogo bus terminal will also have commercial buildings and passengers’ waiting points.