Modernization of Port of Bujumbura in Burundi includes dredging

The African Development Bank Group and the European Commission have approved funding of over $52 million to renovate and modernize the Port of Bujumbura in Burundi.

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The port has deteriorated over the years due to lack of investment. This project will rehabilitate infrastructure, dredge the access channel and improve operational efficiency. This will boost Burundi’s competitiveness and regional integration.

The Port of Bujumbura project is expected to be completed by 2025, increasing the port’s capacity from 350,000 tonnes to 850,000 tonnes per year.

Renovating the port is the first phase of implementation of the Lake Tanganyika Transport Corridor Development Project. It marks a major step towards strengthening Burundi’s transport infrastructure and exploiting the potential of Lake Tanganyika as a navigable inland waterway.