Physical Demarcation of Infrastructures and Making Detailed Physical Planning of Kabeza Site

  • Jean Pierre Habiyaremye GEO-SPATIAL SOLUTIONS LTD
Keywords: Infrastructures, land use, land cover, Local area plan, Physical planning, Replotting


Physical infrastructure is the basic physical structures required for an economy to function and survive. Rwanda, like other developing countries, its plans focus on the contribution to the solutions of the problems arising due to lack of well-planned local urban upgrading. The infrastructures that allow the access to the services of the population within the country must be maintained, constructed for better achievement of different goals at different levels from the Central Government up to the Sector level. This paper therefore examined the demarcation of the infrastructures and the detailed physical planning as a key component of urban development initiatives. The physical planning sets the boundaries with the purpose of having access to affordable infrastructure services for consumption purposes serves to improve household welfare and affordable housing and promoting a sustainable development for the benefit of the individual, for society and for future generation. The project was conducted in Kabeza Site, Eastern Province, Bugesera District, Ntarama Sector, Kanzenze Cell and Kabeza Village in Republic of Rwanda. Experimental and survey design have used in the assessment of existing physical features around and within the site by observation method using DGNSS Receivers, total stations, and also used participatory approach method.  The study involved a detailed topographic survey of existing features on Kabeza site. An interview of stakeholders was conducted during the community meeting. Different software were used to analyze and re-plotting the physical planning. Findings show that the rapid rate of urbanization has led to a rise in informal settlements facing with the problems including lack of sufficient and adequate basic infrastructures. The paper therefore canvassed for immediate evolvement of physical plan that emphasis on keeping commitment to place, establishing the quality recreation areas and diversifying housing options. It was revealed that there is a need to establish a well planned roads, create a more vibrate village centre, light the whole village, establish a water system in the whole village, maintain and upgrade the greening village infrastructures, build community from assessment of the existing land use land cover, make and re-plot the new parcels within the site and to design details physical layout plan of that region. The study recommends the project implementers and partners, particularly the local government units overseeing the project site, to pay attention to the growing income disparity and the exclusion of the poorest from development process. Government should identify measures to minimize the interventions that impact negatively the life of well-being of the poor and women and also to minimize negative impacts on the environment.




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Author Biography

Jean Pierre Habiyaremye, GEO-SPATIAL SOLUTIONS LTD


First Name: Jean Pierre

Telephone Mobile: (+250) 788 678 140


 P.O.Box: 4239 Kigali, GEO-SPATIAL SOLUTIONS LTD Marital Status: Single

Date of Birth and Place:  01/01/1988, Gakenke - Northern Province.

Gender: Male

Country of Origin: Rwanda

Residence: Gatenga / Kicukiro - Kigali City

Present Nationality: Rwandese


Land Survey


  • Co-founder and Secretary of ROLS (Rwanda Organization of Land Surveyors)
  • Co-Founder and Vice Chair of RYSN (Rwanda Young Surveyors Network)
  • FIG ARN (African regional Network)
  • FIG Correspondent member in Rwanda
  • International Federation for Surveyors Young Surveyors Network (FIGYSN)


  • February 2018 - March 2020: DPHU, USA (Masters of Science in Land Survey)
  • 2010 – 2015: INES RUHENGERI (High Institution in Land Survey)
  • 2007 – 2009: E.S.NYARUTOVU (Advanced Level in MPG)
  • 2018 up to Now: FIG Correspondent member in Rwanda
  • From 2019 up to Now: Chair of FIG Young Surveyor East Africa Network
  • 2018: FIG Young Surveyor Champion and FIG Foundation recipient
  • 21 December 2018 up to Now: General Secretary of Rwanda Organization for Land Surveyors (ROLS)
  • 3rd July 2015 – Now: Cofounder and Managing Director at GEO-SPATIAL SOLUTIONS LTD
  • October 2018 - Now: Part time Lecturer at ULK Polytechnic Institute and Saint Joseph Integrated Technical College in Land Surveying Engineering Option
  • 14thSept  2014  –  30th June  2015:  Director  of  Land  Surveying  and  Mapping Department in BAZ Company Ltd
  • April 2014 – Sept 2014: GIS and Land Surveyor Expert at Integrated Property Consultant sLtd
  • May 20 11 – December 2013: GIS and Mapping Expert and Land Surveyor at DICO Ltd
  • Chief Surveyor at Next Gen Bumbogo Affordable Housing Project  at NextGen Developers (2019, part time)


How to Cite
Jean Pierre Habiyaremye. (2020). Physical Demarcation of Infrastructures and Making Detailed Physical Planning of Kabeza Site. Technium: Romanian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology, 2(4), 54-60.