Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) and the Government of Rwanda unveiled the 100th trailbridge built in Gatare sector, Nyamagabe district, Southern province, which will serve more than 3,400 people in the communities of Bimba, Kagusa, Ruhanga, Rwangambibi, Rucunda and Mushubi. The trailbridge was officially inaugurated by the Minister of Local Government, Hon. Jean Marie Vianney GATABAZI in an event attended by Hildebrand NIYOMWUNGERI – Mayor of Nyamagabe District, Alice KAYITESI – Governor of Southern Province and Clothilde UWAMAHORO – Chair of Nyamagabe District Council, and by the residents of the Gatare sector.
The Rwangambibi trailbridge marks the 100th such structure built in the country since B2P started its operations in Rwanda more than 10 years ago. This bridge spans 83m over the Rwondo river connecting the surrounding communities to essential services such as health centers, schools and markets.
While officiating the event, Hon. Minister Jean Marie Vianney GATABAZI hailed the construction of this bridge as a great contribution to the development of rural areas: “The completion of this trailbridge is among the key achievements towards the de-isolation of rural Rwanda. This climate resilient infrastructure will trigger a localized development, easing the access to schools and health centers, facilitating the social and economic ties between the Shyeru cell and the rest of Rwanda.”
The event reached a very important coverage on social media. Also, national media have been following the event and here are some links to two online articles about it:
Thanks to the in-kind partnership with OxBlue, Bridges to Prosperity was able to install a time-lapse construction camera that allowed for the following of the bridge construction progress in real-time during the almost three month long construction works, being able to create a time-lapse video of the entire process that you can enjoy here below.