The German government will provide 27.5 million euros over the next two years to develop the socio-economic sectors in Burundi, the Federal Minister, German Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel, announced here Monday after a two-day working visit to Burundi.
Germany will finance such sectors as health, education, energy, human rights, drinking water, infrastructure, sports and culture in Burundi, Niebel said.
The German funding, totalling 22 million euros over the past two years, was increased to 27.5 million euros for the next two years, an increase of 20 per cent, Niebel disclosed.
During his visit, Niebel held talks with top government officials and leaders of political parties and the civil society organizations in the country.
He said although “Important steps have already been taken in Burundi since the end of the civil war (in 2006) challenges still exist to establish a strong democratic society.”