Rwanda has invited private investors to look into developing the country’s water resources as the government moves towards to the goal of providing clean water to 100% of the population by 2020.
Dr Vincent Biruta, the Minister of Natural Resources said, “There are enormous investment opportunities in the water sector. It is an area where the private sector can invest and both business and the community benefit. Rwanda is under-utilising its water resources and the private sector has an important role in creating jobs and contributing to our green growth ambitions,”
An exhibition and conference brought together academics, policy makers and practitioners to discuss water monitoring and management and how to boost investment in the water sector and encourage job creation.
A water treatment plant will also be inaugurated in Muhanga District. Meanwhile across the country, communities will join hands to plant trees to protect rivers and water catchment areas.
Rwanda currently has water availability per capita of 670 m3 per annum, which is below the standard threshold of 1,000 m3 per annum.