Rwanda signs $300m in loan deals with China, India

25 July 2018

Rwanda signed loan agreements worth more than $300-million with China and India to fund roads and irrigation, officials said, as leaders from the two Asian powers made their first visits to the East African nation.

Chinese President Xi Jinpingvisited Rwanda from Sunday to Monday and granted a loan to build two roadsIndia‘s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Monday on the way to a summit in South Africa and agreed $200-million in loans.

“With India we signed a loan of $100-million for irrigation in three separate areas in the country and $100-million for developing special economic zones,” Rwanda’s minister of finance Uzziel Ndagijimana told Reuters.

“With China we signed a loan agreement of $76-million for the road from Huye to Kibeho and for the new Bugesera airport access road it is $50-million,” Ndagijimana said. 

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