Friday, 22 April 2016

Rwanda: New Market to Boost Cross Border Trade With DR Congo

The construction of a new cross border market in Karongi District is expected to boost trade between Rwanda and the DR Congo upon completion. Construction of the market was launched on Tuesday and will be completed within 12 months at a cost of Rwf 1.58 billion. The market is located in Bwishyura sector, on the shores of Lake Kivu. It will comprise a section for selling livestock, a warehouse, slaughter house as well as vegetables section. During the groundbreaking ceremony in Karongi District, on Tuesday, Minister for Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba said cross border trade is very important for Rwanda as it will help decrease imports.