Economy

World Bank to support government project to boost Burundian economy

USD 50 million is the amount that the World Bank has given to Burundi government to support the “Local Development Project for Employment-PDLE”. This money will be used in different sectors of the country’s life to boost its economy.

Nestor Koffi: “This project will help Burundians to develop their economy”.

Nestor Koffi: “This project will help Burundians to develop their economy”.

Nestor Koffi, Country Manager for the World Bank Group in Burundi, says this project will help Burundians especially the local population to develop their economy. “The project will directly help more than 1million people,” he says.

Mr Koffi says the project will strengthen people’s flexibility and the private sector affected by the fragility of the national context through the creation of income-generating opportunities for people especially the most vulnerable ones.

Joseph Butore, Second Deputy President of Burundi, says the project will help mostly women and the youth. “The project will help increase employment opportunities especially for women and the youth,” says Mr Butore.

The project is due to begin in June 2018 in Bujumbura, Gitega, Ngozi and Kirundo provinces and will mainly be implemented in education, health and infrastructure sectors.

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