Turkish firm wins contract to finish building Kigali centre
Saturday April 25 2015
A view of the Kigali Conventional Centre from the Kacyiru roundabout. Rwanda has contracted Turkish engineering firm Summa to complete construction of the multimillion dollar centre. PHOTO | DANIEL S NTWARI NATION MEDIA GROUP
Construction started in 2009 and the centre was expected to be complete by 2012. But lack of funds delayed its completion due to, among other things, reluctance of private investors to finance it, saying it was too ambitious.
Summa, a family controlled group from Istanbul, has been tasked to complete the KCC in the first quarter of 2016.
Rwanda now faces the dilemma of negotiating with the Chinese company to avoid litigation.