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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Rwanda
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Status: Proposed
Bank Risk Rating: U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2017-12-13
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Borrower or Client: Government of Rwanda
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  • Infrastructure

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Original disclosure @ AFDB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-09-09
Disclosure Date: 2017-09-04

Project Description
The construction, operation and financing of a greenfield airport, the New Bugesera International Airport ("NBIA") under a 25 year concession located 27km from Kigali, Rwanda near the town of Nyamata (the "Project"). The NBIA will have a terminal capacity of 1.8 m passengers per year a 3,750m runway, retail, cargo, air traffic control and car parking, etc. The NBIA will serve as the main airport in Kigali in replacement of the existing Kigali International Airport ("KIA") which cannot longer support the fleet expansion. The Board approval is expected by Dec 2017, F/C is expected by Apr 2018 and construction is to be completed by the end of 2019.
Investment Description
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KINOSHITA Naoshige - PISD1 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing crmuinfo@afdb.org, b.kargougou@afdb.org, b.fall@afdb.org, and/or s.toure@afdb.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/.
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