The earmarked critical oil roads are Masindi-Biiso 54km, Hohwa-Nyairongo-Kyarushesha-Butole 25km and Kabaale-Kiziranfumbi 25.7km roads in Hoima, Buliisa Masindi and Kikuube districts. The roads all together are measuring 97km.
Uganda National Roads Authority - UNRA is impressed by the ongoing construction
works on the critical oil roads in the Albertine Graben.
Eng. Christopher Manyindo, the Head of Road development at Uganda
National Roads Authority while
monitoring the construction works on Wednesday evening with other officials
from UNRA said so far he is impressed by the speed of works that
are ongoing. Manyindo says UNRA is optimistic that the construction
works will be accomplished within the designated time frame.
in:”We are satisfied…
out:…high professional standards.”//
earmarked critical oil roads are Masindi-Biiso 54km, Hohwa-Nyairongo-Kyarushesha-Butole
25km and Kabaale-Kiziranfumbi 25.7km in Hoima, Buliisa Masindi and
Kikuube districts. The roads all together are measuring 97km.
government of Uganda and partners through the lake Albert basin development
committee - LABDC have set a target to achieve first oil by 2020.
order to achieve this target, key enabling infrastructure such as road network
must be in place to facilitate the oil exploration progress and to achieve this, government has identified the critical oil roads that must be
upgraded by the prescribed time frame.
through the Uganda National Roads Authority is upgrading the roads under the
design and build arrangement under package 5.
The entire road project will cost the government 504 billion shillings and the contract was awarded to China Railway Seventh
Group Company limited.
The contract was signed on March 26,2019 and
construction works commenced on April 26,2019. Construction works will take 36
works like widening of the roads, light grading and opening up of drainage structures,
offshoots, drainage drifts, filling potholes, rock blasting, crusher
installation, crushing of base course and concrete aggregate, excavation and
clearing of top soil, clearing and grubbing and Environmental social impact
Assessment are ongoing.
Manyindo says UNRA is committed to enhancing quality road construction works and give
full accountability of the road project given the highly qualified team of
Engineers and supervisors they have deployed to do the road works.
in:”one is to…
out:…standards and deliver.”//
challenged the people of the Albertine Graben to jealously guard the road
construction materials and also use the road to cause social economic
transformation in their homes.
in:”We build these…
out:…other economic benefits.”//
Matovu, the Head of land Acquisition at Uganda National Roads Authority says
3028 people are to be affected by the construction works adding that of these
2273 have already fully been compensated adding that plans are underway to have the
remaining project affected persons - PAPs paid.
in:”We have made…
out:… the solicitor general.”//
Tayebwa, the Project Engineer says design works are ongoing adding that by
March next year all the design works will be completed and by April 2022 they
will be able to hand over the roads to the government.
in:”so far at…
out:…conflict of payments.”//
achieve the objective of enhancing quality of the road construction, UNRA has
sought the services of a qualified professional firm that culminated in the
selection of Supervision consultant of a joint venture of Net Consult Consulting
Engineers and Architects Plc, Stadia Engineering works consultant Plc and KKATT