On October 30, 2018, the Second Vice President of Burundi H.E Dr. Joseph Butore received in audience the head of the African Development Bank in Burundi Mr. Ndoye Daniel.
The Second Vice President and Mr. Ndoye had a conversation on the plans and engagements they have. The main matters talked were of the development plans of Burundi mainly the national development plan and the projects that the African Development Bank wants to implement in Burundi.
According to Mr. Ndoye, the meeting with the Second Vice President was first a courtesy call in the goal of presenting himself since he recently took office as the head of the African Development Bank in Burundi.
In addition, He said that he came to reiterate with the 2nd Vice President the engagement of the African Development Bank of being one of the privileged partners to Burundi in the vision of engaging Burundi in the works of development.
For Mr. Ndoye, as expressed to journalists at the end of the meeting with the second vice president and explained that, it was an opportunity for him to meet the Second Vice President to exchange views on the relations and cooperations between Burundi and the African Development Bank, to have cooperations that are good and of quality.
Mr NDOYE Daniel, le nouveau Responsable pays de l' @AfDB_Group au Burundi se réjouit du lancement du Plan National du Développent du #Burundi. Il promet que tous les projets de l'AfDB_Group vont bien cadrer avec ce dernier. S E @ButoreJ pic.twitter.com/jNc3qhNqFd
— Burundi |Deuxième VP (@Burundi2VP) October 30, 2018
Mr. Ndoye also informed that he presented a project with a US$4million portfolio which will be funded to different sectors in the country for important achievements such as roads, energy creation and supply, agriculture and also in the social sector.
Plans ahead of the African Development Bank in Burundi
“The African Development Bank envisions to reinforce these relations and cooperations in the aim to help the government achieve its national development plan, the African Development Bank has taken its engagement,” he said.
He added that the African Development Bank is determined to work with the government of Burundi to be able to identify the main sectors and projects that need support in the national development plan.
He did not only talk about what they are planning to do but also gave a plan of implementing them, he stated that starting from next week, the African Development Bank will start talks with the government and other stakeholders on how to strengthen bilateral cooperations and help one another in the identification of avenues that need support in order to be effective.
Lastly, On the part of the Second Vice President H.E Dr. Joseph Butore, he thanked the African Development Bank on behalf of the Burundian government, informing him that the Burundian government has already established the national development plan document for the coming 10 years to 2017.
In addition, he asked the African Development Bank to support the projects in the national development plan and promises that Burundi will not hesitate to support and facilitate their work.
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