During his visit in Kigali from 19th to 20th February Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier met with representatives of the government and the civil society. Furthermore he paid a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
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It has come to our notice that proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is a requirement entering Rwanda. Keep an eye on government official channels for their statement.
For anyone arriving without one it is likely to be required to take an inoculation at the point of entry.
These measures may have already been put in place (Rwandair is already taking measures).
Other countries are taking more stringent measures – Kenya is planning to quarantine arrivals who cannot prove that they are Yellow Fever-free.
Rwanda and Germany sign pact to boost energy supply in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region
The Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany today signed a bilateral agreement worth € 15.0 (approximately Frw 13 billion) to support energy supply in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region.
The grant will be fully designated to the regional "Hydropower Station Ruzizi III" project. This will contribute not only to improve energy supply in Rwanda, but also to foster socio-economic development in the Great Lakes region. The grant will be implemented by the German KfW Development Bank in close cooperation with its Rwandan Government, the implementing Special Project Company of Ruzizi III and other donors like the African Development Bank, World Bank and the European Union.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete said, “This bilateral agreement shall increase Rwanda’s clean energy generation capacity by about 50 MW. Additional benefits of the project besides opening the area to modern infrastructure will include the creation of permanent and temporary jobs and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.”
The German Ambassador to Rwanda Peter Fahrenholtz stressed: “These Agreements underline the long-standing and proven cooperation between our two countries based on friendship and mutual trust. Germany is committed to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy supply for Rwandan citizens, but also for Rwanda’s neighbors in Burundi and DR Congo.”
Ruzizi III project is a 147 MW hydropower regional project between Burundi, DRC and Rwanda. The Project is intended to be developed as a Public Private Partnership project. Feasibility studies have been completed and the total project cost is estimated at $ 650 million to be shared by the three Governments.
The border River Rusizi, separating Rwanda and Burundi from the DRC, offers an energy potential of 400 MW. Since the late 1950s, River Ruzizi has been utilized for electricity production by the three neighboring countries. However, existing hydro power plants Ruzizi I and II with a capacity of 28 and 44 MW are nowhere near sufficient to meet the energy demand of the population and the economies.
The Division of Labour allows Germany to be active in the Education (TVET), Decentralization, and Private Sector development, Silent in Financial Sector and provides support to the PFM basket fund and Regional Projects (Centre of Excellence for Health, Improvement of the Investment Climate, Microfinance sector-MIFSSA, ICGLR and Energy.
Since 1st March 2013, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium is in charge of all Schengen visa on behalf of the German Embassy Kigali!
Since 14th March 2013, all Schengen member states represented in Rwanda have started applying the VIS system.
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The German Embassy's fund for micro projects 2016 is now open for applications.
Deadline for the submission of applications is 31st March 2016!
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29.03.2014 - Umuganda: President Kagame and Ambassador Fahrenholtz
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mary BAINE, together with the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda, Mr. Peter Fahrenholtz, today launched the African Union Border Management Programme through an official handing over of equipment for border delimitation and demarcation.
Joint Press Release AU Border Management
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On 22 November 2013, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda, Mr. Peter Fahrenholtz, and the Executive Secretary of CEPGL (Communauté Economique des Pays des Grands Lacs), Mr. Herman Tuyaga, signed an agreement on German Financial Cooperation worth EUR 10 million for the benefit of the project “Improvement of Energy Supply in the Great Lakes Region, High Voltage Transmission Line Kamanyola – agglomeration Bukavu”. The funding is made available by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development via KfW Development Bank, and will be implemented by EGL (Energie des Grands Lacs).
German Financial Cooperation worth 10 million Euro
Rwandan-German cooperation in the TVET sector has substantially been reinforced over the last years making the TVET sector the core area of Rwandan-German development cooperation. The current joint development cooperation programme comprises approx. EUR 18 million for 3 years provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Launch of TVET Project
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