Rwanda: Korea’s multi-million Dollar ICT investment

The Rwanda Focus reports on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Rwanda’s ICT Ministry and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to facilitate an multi-million Dollar ICT Innovation Centre upgrade project.

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (Image: David Shankbone)

According to the report the centre will be set up at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center (IPRC) Kigali Campus and the contribution by KOICA is valued at $5.6 million.

Rosemary Mbabazi, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, is quoted as saying that construction will begin in 2014 and be completed in 30 months.

“This is a key milestone that is taking us to the Vision 2020 in which Rwanda is determined to become a knowledge-based economy,” she said, adding that the center is going to facilitate the development of skills and capacity building.

The MoU is said to cover the ICT development roadmap on ICT human resources education and venture incubation system development in the country.

Resident representative of KOICA Rwanda, Sangchul Kim, said the project will aid job creation in ICT, human resource development and capacity building, and contribute towards the country’s Vision 2020.

Staff Writer