Uganda - Road Sector Support Project IV


Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Mar 2013
Signature Date 11 Dec 2013
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 72,940,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

Phase IV of the Road Sector Support Project focuses on the rehabilitation of the Kigumba-Masindi-Hoima-Kabwoya road. The road to be upgraded is 238 km with gravel carriage way located in Western Uganda, running through Districts of Kyenjojo, Kibale, Hoima, Masindi and ending up at Kigumba Town Council in the newly created Kiryandongo District connecting to Gulu highway. The sections that will be financed by the ADB under this project, is 135 km and run from Kigumba - Bulima (69 km) and Bulima – Kabwoya (66 km). These sections traverse districts of Hoima, Masindi and Kiryandongo. The project works shall entail upgrading the road from a gravel road to a Class II paved road standard with a carriageway width of 6 meters, 3 meters shoulders and overall claiming of 30 meters road reserve. This will be the source of the social impacts. The road project shall provide a strategic link between the northern corridor (specifically south western Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi and eastern DRC) and the Kampala - Gulu -Juba corridor. It will also improve access to markets, social and health services and employment possibilities for residents within the zone of influence of the proposed road. More so it will offer enormous distance and journey time savings for traffic to Fort Portal, southwestern Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in areas north of Kigumba (Gulu, Sudan and northeastern DRC).

Project Objectives

The project objective is to improve sustainable road access and quality of transport service levels in western and south western Uganda in order to reduce road maintenance costs, vehicle operating costs and travel time and by so doing, provide access to the majority of the rural people to socio-economic facilities and integration to the rest of the country thereby contributing to poverty reduction; support regional integration and cross border trade with Rwanda and DRC and facilitate the oil exploration and extraction activities.

Beneficiaries

The main project beneficiaries will be the population and the Government of Uganda.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Uganda
Implementing
Uganda National Roads Authority

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-DB0-021
Last Update 22 Nov 2020

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Contact Details

Name MAKAJUMA George Adongo
Email g.a.makajuma@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Uganda
Coordinates Location Name
1.01572 35.0062 Kitale
0.83722 29.9874 Lamia
1.21667 34.7167 Suam
-0.84111 29.9419 Rukungiri
1.67444 31.715 Masindi
1.80838 32.005 Kigumba
1.40096 34.4504 Kapchorwa
0.31628 32.5822 Kampala
1.25861 31.0756 Kabwoya
0.43902 33.2032 Jinja