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UNRA contracts Chinese to construct Busega-Mpigi Expressway

Allen Kagina, the UNRA boss handing over Busega-Mpigi Expressway contract to China Railway 19th Bureau Group (U) Ltd boss on Thursday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – Ms. Allen Kagina, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Executive Director has Thursday 11 handed over the contract for the construction of the Busega-Mpigi Expressway (23.7km).

The contract worth UGX 547b has been awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation in Joint Venture with China Railway 19th Bureau Group (U) Ltd and is being funded by African Development Bank and African Development Fund.

Busega-Mpigi Expressway starts at Km 8+700 in Kyengera and heads southwestwards continuing in a parallel alignment south of the Kampala – Kasese railway line for about 1.5km at Maya before turning southwards and continues in this southerly direction.

The project will be dual carriage expressway with limited access road facility. The road is located in a predominantly rural setting with some sections having peri-urban settings.

This project shall improve sustainable road access and quality of transport service levels in the western and south-western parts of Uganda by reducing road maintenance costs, vehicle operating costs and travel time

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