Transport

Upcountry transport coops fleecing car owners, MPs say

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economy and Trade has asked the government to start fixing the amount of money that public transport operators from upcountry pay to their cooperatives. The committee tasked the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the institutions...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:38pm

Uber edges closer to entering Rwanda market

Doubts about whether Uber will soon extend its operations to Rwanda have now been cleared following the public announcement in which the company says it is looking for a country lead in Rwanda. The latest information indicates that the global ride-hailing company is hiring a country manager for...

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:26am

Rwanda looks to expand its air transport services to Europe

Rwanda and Italy yesterday entered an agreement that will see the two countries open their skies to each other’s commercial airlines. This is part of the country’s plan to widen the national carrier’s presence in Europe. The Minister for Infrastructure, Amb. Claver Gatete, and...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:11am

How new roads are improving Rwanda’s secondary cities

Residents in Rwanda’s six secondary cities say their lives are being changed, for the better, by an ongoing $95 million World Bank-funded project to provide roads, street lighting and drainage systems. The project also involves upgrading an unplanned settlement in Agatare area of Kigali...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:45am

China Eastern, Japan Airlines team up to tap Chinese tourism boom

China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd, and Japan Airlines Co Ltd on Thursday, said they would form a joint venture (JV) to capitalise on a boom in Chinese tourism, in the first such deal between a Chinese and Japanese carrier. The pair, which already has a code sharing agreement, said the venture will...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:16pm

Light rail line in Nigeria’s capital opens to passengers

Nigeria has opened a new Chinese-built light railway network in the capital Abuja after 11 years of construction, a rare transport project in a nation where economic growth has been stymied for generations by a lack of infrastructure development. Passengers were permitted this week to ride the...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:15pm

Lake Kivu becomes major transport hub

Workers at this shipyard in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo are putting the finishing touches to a newly constructed boat that will sail one of Africa’s Great Lakes – Lake Kivu. The 58 meter-long boat is the 13th from a series of locally assembled boats named Emmanuel, by its makers...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 8:10pm

TMEA commits $1.05m for regional infrastructure initiative

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) yesterday signed a financing agreement worth US$ 1.05 million.TMEA will disburse the money to the NCTTFA secretariat over a 3-year period (2018 – 2021). Funding will enable the agency...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:51pm

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