Kigali, Rwanda: To ensure sustainable land use, Kigali City, Rwanda, is in the process of developing GIS-based master plans for Kicukiro and Gasabo districts. Officials of the Kigali City Council (KCC) approached Surbana International Consultants, a technical firm based in Singapore, to review the planning, direction and strategies for the entire city while integrating all the past plans and development initiatives.
Technical experts from Surbana will establish a GIS database for the entire city with information on proposed land use and development control guidelines that would easily be available to the public on an interactive web platform in the future.
The GIS platform would be integrated with the Construction Permit Management Information System (MIS) platform that is currently being developed in collaboration with the World Bank’s lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
“These master plans once implemented will be a solution to those who want to develop their plots but had been previously limited by lack of detailed plans and zoning guidelines,” said Liliane Mupende, Director of Urban Planning at KCC.
The development would see the registration of construction permits applied online to enable easy investments. The officials said the system would also reduce the cost of doing business in the country.
Source: All Africa