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BURUNDI Storage Assessment

Each individual agency and organization has got its own storage space for its activities.  There’s a storage facility provided at the Lake port which is managed by GPSB (Global Port Services Bujumbura).

There are also a couple of privately owned buildings in Bujumbura that can be rented for storage. It’s possible to negotiate contracts for a short or long duration and prices vary. Indicative price range is from 4.6 USD to 5.65 USD per square meters.

There are a couple of Agencies that offer services in Warehouse/Stores Management. This is useful in insecure areas where project staff has difficulties in accessing the beneficiaries. The rent of the warehouse space is done through a contract between the Agency and the owner of the property

Commercial Storage

Location

Owner

Available for rent

Capacity

Type

Access

Condition

BujumbraSOTREXO, Tel 257 79950002No1,500m2BuildingFlatGood

Bujumbura

Ntagabo-Vondro Tel: +257 22 224376

Yes

2,200m2

Building

Flat

Good

Bujumbura

Bolloré Africa Logistics Tel: +257 22 224235

No

1,500m2

Building

ditto

Good

Bujumbura

Appro Services SA Tel: +257 22 226226

Yes

2,090m2

ditto

ditto

Good

Gitega

Ets Ndoricimpa J-Bosco Tel: +257 22 402118

Yes

1,250m2

ditto

ditto

Good

Gitega

Ets Ntahiraja Philippe

Yes

1,200m2

ditto

ditto

Good

Ngozi

Juma Hassan Tel: +257 79927104

No

4,200 m2

ditto

ditto

Good

Ngozi

Nshimirimana Aline. Tel:+257 22 302848

Yes

526m2

ditto

ditto

Good

  


[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

INGOs like CARE, MSF-B, IRC have got storage spaces on their premises for their projects. Some of the storage spaces are containers, others are buildings.

IRC has storage space of about 20,819m3 in the country. This storage is for Food and Non-Food Items. In addition to this capacity are 4 Wiikhalls.

CICR has got storage space volume of about 1500m3 on their premises in the Bujumbura office. Containers form the bulk of this space.

The main WFP warehouses are situated in Bujumbura (5,000 Mt) and Ngozi (8,500 Mt). The Bujumbura warehouse is located at the Industrial area, about 3 km from the port. It is well equipped and managed by trained staff and there are no rail-sidings.

There are other warehouses at the project sites that has been outsourced and managed by private companies, such as Gitega (1500MT) and Cibitoke (1000MT).

Total WFP storage capacity in Burundi is 16,000 Mt

UNICEF Burundi has one of its warehouses managed by SDV-Transami. Staff, guards and handling equipment are provided by SDV. SDV submits a weekly warehouse management report to UNICEF.

The warehouse managed by UNICEF has a combined closed capacity of approx. 2,000M2 (floor space with low sealing), divided in five segregated units. The total compound is approx. 3,500m2. These warehouses are situated in Bujumbura.

The issue of NGOs sharing storage space has not come up yet, since everybody for now improvises for their organizations. However, IRC has enough storage space which it can share with others.

Public Sector Storage

The storage spaces are available for rent and are associated with the Airport and Lake port of Bujumbura management. (refer to the relevant paragraphs under GPSB and SOBUGEA)

 Location

Ministry / Agency

Use Possibility

(Yes / No)

Capacity

Mt / m² / m³

Type*

Access**

Condition***

Bujumbura Lake Port

Trade/GPSB

Yes

18,560m2

Building

Flat and raised sliding

Good

Airport of Bujumbura

SOBUGEA

Yes

2,006m2

Building

Flat and raised sliding

Good

Cold Chain

The Ministry of Health, EPI (Expanded Program on Immunization) manages the cold chain infrastructure. There is however two 20’ refrigerated containers at the airport managed by SOBUGEA for vaccines, cold chain use.

UNICEF works closely with the government in the procurement of vaccines for the EPI program.

There are 3 cold rooms on the premises of the EPI program maintained at a positive (+2 to +8 degrees centigrade) temperature. The cold rooms are powered by Maneurop Danfoss reciprocating compressors. In addition to these are 11 freezers each with a capacity of 67 litres. The supply of vaccines starts from the EPI office in Bujumbura to the Health Centres in the provinces which in turn supply the Health posts. Kerosene refrigerators with a freezer compartment and freezers are in use in the provinces for the cold chain. The program also has quite a substantial amount of cool boxes, ice packs, vaccine carriers etc.

Location

Organisation / Owner

Type [1]

Cooling /  Power [2]

Quantity

Total Capacity

Condition

Airport of Bujumbura

SOBUGEA

Refrigerated Container

n/a

2

20 ‘ containers

Good

MOH EPI Office

Government

Cold Room Positive

2.27Kw/ Compression

3

30

Good

MOH EPI Office

Government

Freezer

n/a

11

2.9

Good

 


[1] Cold Room Positive, Cold Room Negative, Refrigerator, Freezer,

[2] Compression, Absorption, Solar, Other, unspecified

For information on Burundi Storage assessment contact details, please see the following link:  

4.5 Burundi Storage and Milling Company Contact List