Rwanda is constructing its first ever ecotourism park on 134 hectares of land in Kigali.
Nyandungu Ecotourism Park is expected to be completed in the next five years will cost at least Rwf 2.4 billion (approximately 2,850,576 USD). It will have walking and cycling trails, fish ponds and botanical gardens.
The first phase will be complete in six months according to the contractor – Reserve Force. It is part of Kigali’s beautification agenda with new public grounds being designed.
“The project is part of a plan to improve clean air, protect environment but also provide green environment for citizens to spend their time off in sports and enjoying the environment,” said Dr Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources.
The government of the East African nation will be reclaiming the Nyandungu wetland which has been damaged by human activities over years.
“We are focusing on planting native trees and restoring the wetland because it has been damaged by dumping and other human activities. The planning part of activities will come afterwards,” said Jean Pierre Bucyensenge, REMA communications officer.
The project launch is part of the National environment week which kicked off on May 27- through June 5, 2017. Rwanda will conduct the best environment-friendly practices on the environment week.