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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1 . Agriculture & Livestock

A wide range of crops are grown in the Province due to its location in various agro ecological zones.

The priority crops include: maize, bean, wheat, rice, Irish potato, banana and cassava.

A good number of farmers has adopted these crops leading the increase of area under those crops 

 Agriculture &Livestock Processing units

Processing unit

Number

Coffee washing station

89

Tea factories

7 and  3 planned (  Karumbi, sovu, Kugabano,)

Milk collection centers

20

Diary

1 (Mukamira diary )

Production (FY 2011/12):

-           Coffee: 31,664 tons of cherries and 10,865 tons of ordinary coffee ;   value in Rwfr: 17,197,800,000 (the amount went to coffee farmers)

Tea: 22,453.391 tons; value in Rwfr: 39,430,755,600 (export value)

                           2.BASIC INFRASTRUCTURES                             

Asphalt roads

-          Muhanga-Ngororero- Mukamira

-          Rubavu- Musanze

-          Rusizi- Nyamasheke- Nyamagabe

-          Rusizi- Bugarama- Ruhwa

 Asphalt under construction

-          Rusizi-Nyamasheke-Karongi-Rutsiro-Rubavu:

-          Paved roads ( Rusizi, Karongi, Rubavu )

3.Urbanisation & Rural settlement

Ø  4 District's master plans have been validated at national level (Rusizi, Karongi, Nyamasheke and Rubavu)

Ø  3 validated at District level (Nyabihu, Ngororero&Kabaya)

Ø  Settlement in Imidugudu was in Jan 2013 at 75%

Ø  Lay out plans: 412 available and additional 348 as 2012/13 target

Ø  Establishment of IDP model villages in each District to speed up organized settlement: sites identified, roads and plots demarcated, houses raising (in Karongi and Nyamasheke)

                                                            4. ENERGY AND WATER 

•      Access to electricity

–     At least 10% of population covered and 14 planned in 2013

•      Access to water

–     75% and 85% planned end2013

•      Existing hydro power plant 

–     Rusizi I and II, Nyabahanga, Nyirabuhombohombo,

•      Hydropower under construction

•      Shyira, Jomba, Giciye I and II  and  in other 18  potential  sites

                                                                      

                                                            

   5. MINING

Minerals

Availability

Coltan

Ngororero, Nyabihu, Nyamasheke, Karongi, Rutsiro

Wolfram,

Ngororero

Tin

Karongi

 sand/stones

Ngororeoro &Nyamasheke

Gold, building materials

Rusizi

Cassiterite

Nyabihu and Nyamasheke

 
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