International community endorses the Burundi 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Burundi, Bujumbura – According to a report on Sustainable Development Goals today Tuesday, October 24, 2017, during the celebration of United Nations Day, the ministry of finance of Burundi asserted that the international community endorses the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals from 2015. Through this program, 193 Member States pledged to work towards sustainable and inclusive economic growth and social inclusion and environmental protection in a spirit of partnership and peace. The minister of finance sustained that the 2030 agenda is universal, transformative and rights-based. That, it is an ambitious plan of action for...

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The Burundi Investment Promotion Agency (API) has registered nearly 500 companies that will create 3335 jobs during this Quarter

Burundi, Bujumbura – M. Didace NGENDAKUMANA, Director of the Burundi Investment Promotion Agency  (API) said this Friday, October 20, 2017, that the agency registered nearly 500 companies that will create 3335 jobs. “This is a good record because it shows an increase of 2.8% comparing to the same period in 2016” he revealed. In total, this agency registered 1695 companies. He also said this third quarter was marked by major activities within the agency to strengthening the ability of investors to accomplish their missions. These activities consisted of informing investors about everything related to the promotion of investment and...

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Burundi will not eliminate poverty in all key areas by 2030

Burundi, Bujumbura – Mr. Nicolas NDAYISHIMIYE, General Director of the Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of Burundi (ISTEEBU) said on Thursday, October 19, 2017, that Burundi has now everything in place to elaborate a national development plan and is ready to implement the objectives of sustainable development. In a report published by ISTEEBU, the main areas of the national development plan up to the year 2030 include agriculture, livestock, food security, infrastructure development (energy, telecommunications, roads etc.), development of the mining, industrial and handicraft sectors, promotion of investment and tourism, development of human capital, defense and security, environment, climate...

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The American friends committee loaned approximately 64,384 US$ to the population of Makamba province last year

Burundi, Bujumbura – Mr. Rénovat HAVYARIMANA, the representative of the American friends’ committee, revealed on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, during the week of 12 to 19 October 2017 dedicated to food security that the organization he represents helped the population Burundi for development. He added that an amount of 180,275,000 Burundi francs (approximatively 64,384 US$) was granted to the population of Makamba, Nyanza-Lac, and Kibago in October last year. Rénovat said the American friends Committee operates in Burundi through two approaches: the “dialogue and exchange program” on the one hand, and through implementing partners in the communities. While the first...

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