Source(s) of financing ADF: 42500000 AfDB: 64440000 Government: 29190000
Implementing Agency: UGANDA NATIONAL ROADS AUTHORITY (Multinational)
Location: Central Uganda & Easten Rwanda
The project development objectives are two-fold: at regional level, the objective is to contribute to improving road transportation and trade facilitation along the Northern Corridor via Mirama / Kagitumba border;and at national level, the development objective is to contribute to improving transport services in the Kampala - Mpiji and Kagitumba- Kayonza-Rusumo area to stimulate and support local economic activities. The expected project outcomes are, improved transport services (reductions in vehicle operating costs and travel time); improved processing time for clearance of imports and exports, and improved safety.
The tentative components of the project are: (a) Civil works for;The project from Uganda side is the improvement of the Kampala - Mpigi Road, 32 kilometres located in Central Uganda, from the present two lane highway to dual carriageway highway. The project from Rwanda side is the rehabilitation of the Kagitumba- Kayonza- road, located along the northern corridor linking with Uganda at Mirama Hills /Kagitumba and the 93km section from Kayonza-Rusumo linking to Tanzania on central corridor. (b) Consultancy services for: (i)supervision of the two civil works for the above;(ii)feasibility and detailed engineering design studies of two roads;(iii) transport and trade facilitation;(ivRoad Safety;(v)Mitigation of HIV/AIDS, STI and TB;(vi)Monitoring of ESMP implementation and baseline data collection;(vii)a component for a support of Kampala City Council;(viii)Consulting Services for Technical and Financial Audit; and (ix)capacity building component for the two roads authority;(c) Compensation and resettlement
Improvement of the road network reduces transport costs, travel time and provides benefits to communities through affordable transport thereby increasing their mobility and related economic activity. The primary beneficiaries are road users, traders and farmers. Important economic benefits to be derived as a result of road improvement include increase in agricultural production from the farm holdings within the road's zone of influence; regional integration and cross border trade between Uganda and Rwanda.
The Kampala - Mpiji and Kagitumba- Kayonza-Rusumo are on the Northern Corridor via Mirama Hills / Kagitumba (border of Uganda and Rwanda) and meet regional and national social-economic growth strategies. The rationale behind the Kampala - Mpiji and Kagitumba- Kayonza-Rusumo road is that the improvement of the road will promote the effort of the Government in poverty reduction through improvement of road infrastructure in the two countries by providing all weather access for the supply of farm inputs and evacuation of produce to major market centers, thus improving the level of service and efficiency of the road network. It will also support regional integration and economic co-operation between Uganda and Rwanda