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Africa development Bank grants no objection to award of contract for Busega Mpigi Road

The African Development Bank has granted a No Objection to award the Contract for the Construction of the Busega-Mpigi Expressway to CMC Di Ravenna in joint venture w/ Advent Construction Ltd [Italy] following a review of UNRA’s recommendations.

This is according to a statement that was released by UNRA on their twitter account.

Background of the project

The current road is a two-lane single carriageway in good condition. The government of Uganda plans to widen the road to a four-lane dual carriage highway, as part of its efforts to decongest Kampala. The construction is planned to be funded under a public-private partnership arrangement.

The design includes four major interchanges at Nabbingo, NsangiMaya and Lugala. These interchanges will allow connection with the Northern Kampala Bypass Highway, the Entebbe–Kampala Expressway. The government of Uganda has secured funding of US$91 million (UShs322 billion) to fund the 23 kilometres (14 mi) section between Busega and Mpigi. The 9.5 kilometres (6 mi) section between Kibuye and Busega is to be expanded by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), with funding from the Exim Bank of China, once CCCC has completed the Entebbe-Kampala Expressway.

Steve Mungereza
Steve Mungereza
Sociopolitical Analyst. Coverage of National and Regional news stories.

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