The Kigali Convention Centre will officially open this month, June 2016.
The facility is among the major projects the Rwandan government has initiated to help boost the country’s tourism industry. More than $300 million was invested into Kigali Convention Centre, a project owned by Ultimate Concepts Limited, a joint venture co-owned by the Rwandan government through the Rwanda Social Security Fund and Prime Holdings, as well as private investors including Crystal Ventures Limited and the Rwanda Investment Group.
The centre covers 36 800 square metres and comprises a conference hall that can host up to 2 600 people seated and 4 600 people standing. Other facilities include exhibition foyers, 18 meeting rooms and a large conference room accommodating up to 800 people, which can also be divided into six rooms. The centre also includes a 292-roomed, five-star Radisson Blu Hotel, three restaurants, and cafés and bars.
One of the major events scheduled to take place at the Kigali Convention Centre is the 27th Africa Union Summit from 10 to 18 July 2016.
Compiled by: Melissa Jane Cook. Source: Mathias Ringa.