AfDB Road Improvement Project to Benefit 800,000 People, Create 12,000 Jobs in Uganda

14/03/2013
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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, March 13, a loan in the amount of US $144.89 million in support of the Uganda road sector.

The road sector support project was financed by the African Development Fund (ADF) to the tune of US $110.49 million, with a contribution from the Ugandan Government amounting to US $34.40 million. The project will help improve road access to socio-economic infrastructure as well as the quality of road transport services to the western regions of the country by paving 135 kilometres of the Kigumba-Masindi-Hoima-Kabwoya road.  

The project is expected to reduce transportation costs, improve access to social and economic infrastructure and increase mobility, thus contributing to upgrading the standards of living of the populations through better transport services and increased access to social services, such as daycares and markets. Some 870,000 people are expected to  benefit from the project which aims to create about 1,200 jobs, of which 80 per cent will be reserved for local communities.

The project includes civil engineering works, the study and strengthening of the road sub-sector, as well as the compensation and relocation of people affected by the project in conformity with the relocation plans.

The Bank’s intervention is in keeping with the country’s aspirations to enhance road transportation in line with the engagement of other development partners in the sub-region.


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PIERRE FORT - Tanzania 19/03/2013 15:15
NICE
Musyoka wakyendo - Kenya 18/03/2013 13:22
Kudos AfDB,. You are surely taking the driver's seat as far infrastructure development in Africa is concerned. And doing a good job of it.
Kirunda David - Uganda 17/03/2013 12:03
The African Development Bank has done a tremendous job, to support Uganda in terms of improving the road infrastructure and job creation. The mobility between the four towns of Kigumba,Masinda,
Hoima and Kabwoya shall be high at the end of the project.
This is a wonderful economic advantage for the business community in the area.
David Ng'andwe - Zambia 17/03/2013 09:08
Thats a good initiativ 4 job creation n poverty reduction



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