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Uganda - Upgrading Rukungiri–Kihihi–Ishasha - Kanungu Road to Bituminous Standards - ESIA Report

27-Jan-2014

The Government of Uganda (GoU) in line with the Road Sector Development Program (RSDP) has applied for a loan from the African Development Fund (ADF) towards the cost of the Road Sector Support Project (RSSP), part of the proceeds of which shall be utilised to finance upgrading of Rukungiri–Kihihi–Ishasha/ Kanungu Road. The project is toimplemented by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA). Consequently, in accordance with th environmental screening guidelines of the Africa Develoment Bank (AfDB), projects involving upgrading and rehabilitation of major roads, are classified “Category 1”, and these require detailed environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA). Similarly, Uganda’s National Environment Act, Cap 153 requires mandatory full environmental impact assessment for “Third Schedule” projects and “major road projects” are listed in Section 3a of this schedule. This ESIA was therefore carried out in fulfilment of these requirements. The study was undertaken by Air Water Earth (AWE) on behalf of an engineering design consortium comprising Mott MacDonald and Kagga & Partners LTD.

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