Rwanda signs Construction deal with Turkish Company for a 40.000 seat stadium

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UntitledThe government of Rwanda has reached an agreement with a Turkish construction company under the Babil group of companies (Babilaks construction limited) to build a 40.000 seat new classic stadium in Kigali.

The signing of the memorandum of agreements for the project was on Tuesday 28 may 2013 between the governments of Rwanda represented by the Ministry of sports and culture Protais Mitali and Mustafa Cem-Ozdemir, the international development officer at Babilaks.

 Babilaks representative in Rwanda Mr. Erick Rutayisire said the stadium with capacity to host 40.000 people will be built in Gahanga-Kigali

“This 40.000 seat stadium to be built in Gahanga shall be completed before 2016 in order to host the African Nations Championship (CHAN)” He said.

To be a leader with its concept of high-quality service in projects, the stadium project at Gahanga will also include a manmade lake, Park, Hotel, conference halls, shopping mall and other various training facilities.

According to Mustafa, the international development officer at Babilaks, the stadium project and its surroundings will be among the first successful public private partnerships in the country.

Mustafa said “ Babilaks promise to deliver a first class and beautiful stadium meeting FIFA standards”.

Mr. Mustafa pointed out that the company chose Kigali to host its African headquarters because of its safety and the favorable environment for investment provided by the government of Rwanda.

Babil grup has projects in Azerbaijan, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Cote d’ivoire, Congo Brazaville, Iraq and its international headquarters located in Istanbul, the capital city of Turkey.

The group of companies, operating in the areas of tourism and construction since 2004, gathered under the brand BABIL GROUP in 2011 and increased its areas of operation including Rwanda.



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  1. Kibasumba says:

    40,000 sweater stadium is too small by today’s standard, period!

  2. andre says:

    Meraba (hello in Turkish)
    yes, finally a stadium worthy of the Rwanda! Very good idea also provide other activities (sports, cultural, leisure, commercial) around the stadium, which will result a large development in this region, both touristic and business in the region, especially as the road toward the future airport passes nearby!
    Congratulations also to BABIL GRUP, the Turkish company who come to invest in Rwanda. and when we know the dynamism and expertise of Turkish firms, this sounds good bodes well for the country’s development.
    I bet that other Turkish companies will follow the lead of Babil Grup
    Hope that our national team will qualify for the CHAN 2016 and will inaugurate this great new stadium

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