The transport sector is expected to play an important role under the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2, in increasing the domestic and international interconnections hence boosting the national economy in all sectors.
The Government of Rwanda recognizes the transport sector as one of the key drivers of growth. Improving the quality and reliability of transport is critical to reducing transport costs and attracting domestic and foreign investments in Rwanda.
During the period 2010-17, a number of transport infrastructure projects were implemented by the Rwanda Transport and Development Agency (RTDA) improved domestic interconnectivity and external links to the Central and Northern Corridors as well as to regional commercial poles.
Interventions in the transport sector focused on key areas of national roads, namely: upgrading rehabilitation and maintenance (both paved and unpaved) inland infrastructure development and safety; cross-border trade facilitation and regulatory frameworks (Laws, Policies and strategies) for the transport sector.
The road improvements have led to increase in riding quality which in turn led to better domestic interconnectivity and external links to the Central and Northern Corridors as well as to regional commercial poles; different construction, rehabilitation and maintenance road projects were also implemented.