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Why are the transport fees still at the same price?

01-10-2015 Users of public transport wonder why the price of transport is still at the same price while the fuel price has been reduced. The problem is that there is no consultation between those who are concerned.–By Yves Didier Irakoze “I heard on the radio that the price of fuel (...)
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Incident at Bujumbura International Airport

12-27-2014 The engine blast reactor of a Boeing 747 was hit at Bujumbura International Airport last Saturday, 20th December 2014. According to Albert Maniratunga, the airport’s Chief Executive Officer, agent incompetence was the major contributing factor.-By Diane Uwimana “The cause of this incident was that the marshal agents misjudged the (...)
' Claude Mpawenimana, General Director of transport ©Iwacu

Major reform for Transport Sector

10-20-2014 The commission on Transport Reform submitted its plans to the Ministry of Transport, Public works and Equipment in July. The Minister has yet to respond.-By Yves Didier Irakoze According to Claude Mpawenimana, General Director of Transport, the main reason for reforming the transport sector is the neglected state of (...)
' Léonidas Hatungimana: “That it is an administrative question which is to be handled as soon as possible.” ©Iwacu

New leadership in the Road Security Police

10-20-2014 For the past two months, the Road Security Police has been without a director. The consequences of the power vacuum are weighing on Burundi’s citizens. On Wednesday Alfred Innocent Museremu was appointed Commander.-By J.Berchmans Siboniyo It is 2:55 PM at the Road Security Police station (PSR) in Bujumbura. A (...)
' “Sodeco bus stop” ©Iwacu

Illegal pig breeding in Bujumbura City

10-04-2014 Despite the law that prohibits the breeding of domestic animals in Bujumbura City, it still occurs.-By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse In 2006, the Bujumbura City Council adopted a law prohibiting the breeding of domestic animals in Bujumbura City. Since then, a lot of people who practiced livestock breeding were obliged to (...)
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Flydubai starts direct flights to Bujumbura

10-02-2014 The inaugural flight of Flydubai to Bujumbura, was welcomed last Tuesday by traditional drummers and dancers.-Yves Didier Irakoze There will be two direct flights a week on Tuesday and Friday. A round- trip ticket Bujumbura-Dubai is currently $399 for economy class and $1100 for business class. Salau, Commercial Director (...)
' Arthémon Nzitabakuze, the Road Traffic Police
Commander, “We are arresting buses carrying cans
of petrol because very often their tanks have been
damaged, this is very dangerous for passengers as they
can easily be burned...

Road traffic standards must be respected

12-21-2013 Now, the Road Traffic Police are fighting against too old cars. Buses are among the cars which are often arrested because a big number of them don’t respond to road traffic standards. But according to bus drivers, the decision is too harsh.-ByLorraine Josiane Manishatse Since this last week, cars (...)
' N°1 National Road which is being repaired ©Iwacu

Overloaded trucks, the main cause of roads deterioration in Burundi

11-20-2013 According to Pierre Bayihishamwo, the Director of Road planning in the Ministry in charge of Transport, the authorized loaded weight is 53tones in Burundi. But some trucks often exceed 200tones. There is no an overload system control because of the lack of axle weighing equipment – By Lorraine Josiane (...)
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