|Approval Date||13 Mar 2013|
|Signature Date||11 Dec 2013|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
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).
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.
The main project beneficiaries will be the population and the Government of Uganda.
African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Uganda National Roads Authority
|Last Update||22 Nov 2020|
|Name||MAKAJUMA George Adongo|