Tight Deadline Set for Kigali Convention Centre

Rwanda has issued a strict deadline to a Turkish firm recently contracted to complete the multimillion-dollar Kigali Convention Centre, as it tries to minimise losses accumulated on the project that has been marred by delays for more than four years.

While details of the contract have not been made public, The EastAfrican has learnt that Turkish engineering firm Summa was awarded the contract in June on condition that the project is completed by the end of March 2016, failing which it will attract penalties.

About 200 Turkish workers have arrived in the country to work on the project. The government has also appointed a team to monitor the construction work on the site to avoid further delays.

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