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Uganda Government has secure a fund worth US$136milion(Shs500billion) for the construction of three road projects in the country.
The project is fully funded by the government of Uganda under the National Road Development and Maintenance Programme (NRDMP) Budget.
The three roads are: (1) Upgrading of Kira-Matugga road and improvement of five road junctions which was handed over to Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO) will cost over Shs200 billion and expected to be finished within 36 months. (2) The rehabilitation of Masaka Town roads with a bitumen surfaced link starting along the Kampala-Masaka highway and terminating on Masaka-Mbarara Highway will cost Shs50 billion. And finally (3) The upgrading of Najjanankumbi-Busabala road (11km) with two signalized junctions and solar powered lighting will cost Shs258 billion.
Speaking during the announcement and contract handover ceremony, Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Executive Director, Ms Allen Kagina said that all the preparatory work for the construction have been accomplished, including the land acquisition and they expect the contractors to start working on the roads within three months.